Charleston, West Virginia


Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Darin Virag


Probationary Firefighter Job Related Skills Test


The job related skills test includes several tasks firefighters would be expected to perform on the fire ground.  To name a few, the Probationary Fire Fighters climb the 105′ tower ladder, tie various knots, set ground ladders, climb stairs while carrying a high rise hose pack, rescue a simulated victim and deploy and operate hose lines.  The majority of the test is preformed while wearing a SCBA.  There is no time limit for completing this test and in accordance with NFPA guidelines, medical monitoring is conducted before, during and after the test.

The Charleston Fire Department would like to congratulate the following Probationary Firefighters for successfully completing their job related skills test.

PFF Kris Dight

PFF Mike Eisenhauer

PFF Zane Fitzwater

PFF Jeremy Griest

PFF Joe Huston

PFF Derek Kagey

PFF Donald Kunkle

PFF Joel Sagasser


About the Author

Darin Virag

Captain, Charleston Fire Department; Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry and over 15 years of fire and rescue experience.

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