Tri-County Abilities Test

Date: TBA

This test is required as a component of the application process for six northeast Florida fire departments. Departments which require this test are:

  • City of Jacksonville Beach Fire Department
  • City of St. Augustine Fire Department
  • Clay County Fire Rescue
  • Flagler County Fire Rescue
  • Nassau County Fire Rescue
  • St. Johns County Fire Rescue

The current cost for the testing process is $75, which is non-refundable.

For upcoming classes, email the Career Specialist for Public Safety or call (904) 547-3400.

Candidates may register by phone at (904) 547-3282, or in person at Registration on the Main Campus. Each test is limited to the first 50 applicants on a first come, first served basis.

All registered applicants will be sent a detailed information package containing requirements for testing, suggested study materials, time, date, location of testing, and a detailed description of the process.

As a brief overview, the test consists of three components:

  1. Written- multiple choice exam
    • 50% fire based questions / 50 % EMS based questions
  2. Medical Skills test
    • Hands on testing of three EMS skills
  3. On-Target Combat Task test-  five tasks performed in seven minutes or less:
    • Hose carry to fifth floor
    • Hose hoist to fifth floor
    • Kaiser sled machine (forcible entry simulator)
    • Charged hose drag
    • 165 lb mannequin drag

You may view a short video demonstration by clicking on the FCTC Fire Agility Test

NOTE:  The two mile walk shown on the video is NOT a part of the Tri-county test. It is given only to those seeking to enter the fire academy.