FITNESS STANDARDS AND GOALS FOR TYPE I IHC CREWMEMBERS
Physical ability to perform arduous labor is critical to crew morale, personal health, and safety. All candidates will be required to complete the Pack Test consisting of a three mile hike with a 45 pound pack in 45 minutes or less. Additionally, all Alaska Fire Service IHC personnel will strive to achieve a 300 point score on the BLM Fire and Aviation Fitness Challenge.
All Alaska Fire Service IHC crew members will participate in the BLM Fire Operations Physical Fitness Challenge the first morning of critical training. This is a part of mandatory supervised physical training. The challenge provides a common system by which BLM firefighters can measure current fitness, establish fitness goals, track fitness improvement, and receive recognition for their efforts. The fitness challenge encourages and recognizes achievement in physical fitness by BLM firefighters.
The BLM Fire Operations Fitness Challenge tests participants in four basic exercises: push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and a timed run of either 1.5 or 3.0 miles. Test results are compiled into a final overall score. The BLM Fire and Aviation Division of Fire Operations will recognize high achievers annually.
Combined average scores for both Alaska BLM IHC’s for 2012:
Run 1.5 miles in 8:41 for 77 points of 100
Sit-ups 109 in 3 minutes for 77 points of 100
Push-ups 88 in 3 minutes for 81 points of 100 Pull-ups 18 total for 78 points of 100
Average Score=303 of 400 points total
One’s inability to keep up with the group during crew runs and hikes may result in reassignment to other duties.
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