Tread Water Test

The tread water test requires candidates to tread water, unassisted, for fifteen (15) consecutive minutes. 

  • “Thank-you to Fern and her staff for an efficient and well-run testing experience!”
    -William Jake Reynolds, Fire Fighter Candidate

The tread water test requires candidates to tread water, unassisted, for fifteen (15) consecutive minutes. Candidates must remain vertical and keep their head completely above water.

Failure will result if the candidate:

  • can not tread water for 15 consecutive minutes
  • touches the pool wall, ropes, or anyone around them
  • floats on their back
  • submerges underwater
  • starts swimming

Attire: Bathing suit and towel.

Ontario

Testing Partners

Firefighter Services of Ontario is pleased to partner with the following municipalities, cities and townships throughout Ontario.

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