Amarillo Fire Academy Testing

The Amarillo Fire Academy is having it’s first round of testing coming up Saturday, October first.

110 candidates have applied for the positions and will take the written civil service test for aptitude. From there, top candidates will take a physical test.

About 24 cadets are expected to attend the upcoming academy, still fire officials say being a firefighter takes more than physical ability.

They maintain you have to have a heart for serving others and helping people even if your heart isn’t in it and it’s not for you.

During the Academy, cadets will learn fire science, fire behavior, hose handling and get EMT training.