2 Comments for this article

Tags: , ,

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department held its annual job-related physical assessments today, which puts firefighters through a series of physical tests.

They perform on-the-job routine tasks like moving ladders, carrying hoses and dragging a 165-pound dummy.

Training chief Patrick Campbell says the assessment helps the department in more ways than one.

“We just validate that we can do the task, but this job-related physical assessment also ties in with our wellness incentive that we have going on within our department,” he said. “We’re trying to be a healthier, more physically fit and abled department as a whole.”

If firefighters do not pass the assessment, they go through a physical training program then allowed to try again.

Comment on this Story

Related News

Police Lights
1 week ago
0 Comments for this article
Wilmington fire captains charged with felonies
Read More»
Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Van Campen Blvd. (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)
3 weeks ago
0 Comments for this article
Sprinkler causes water damage at Wilmington hotel
Read More»
A hazmat crew controls a rail car leak. (Photo: Madison Morgan/Reporter)
3 weeks ago
0 Comments for this article
Hazmat training exercise held near ILM
Read More»