Physical Fitness Requirements

Search and Rescue is a physically demanding activity. Members may have to search all day or all night in rough terrain, snow and ice, high elevation, and adverse weather conditions while carrying personal and team equipment. The East Valley team physical fitness requirement is an endurance test. Candidates should start preparing well ahead of the Physical Fitness test and Interview. Candidates should also consult with their physician before starting training.

Endurance Test

  • 3-mile hike on flat terrain.
  • Minimum 30-pound pack.  Candidates must provide a pack and 30-pounds of weight.
  • Under 50 minutes.

Additional details will be provided at the Introduction Meeting.

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