Firefighting Testing



At Prime’ we use the ‘CSEP Physical Activity Training for Health’ assessment to help our clients find their base physical fitness.

This is a test that is used by the justice institute of BC as a part of their entrance to the firefighting programs. The CSEP-PATH has a scoring system that measures your fitness scores against your gender and age category of Canada’s general population.

The CSEP-PATH includes pre-testing screening, and clinical measurements of physical activity participation, metabolic fitness, body composition, aerobic fitness, musculoskeletal fitness, and back fitness.

The test takes an average of 2 hours to complete. Upon completion of this assessment, you will receive a summary of your current physical health-related fitness.

The CSEPPATH includes the following assessments:

Baseline Measurements

  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure

Anthropometric Measurements

  • Height & Weight
  • BMI – Body Mass Index
  • WC – Waist Circumference

Aerobic Fitness

  • Cardiovascular evaluation (sub-maximal test of aerobic fitness with a predicted VO2 max) using the beep test
  • 10 & 20 yard sprint

Musculoskeletal Fitness

  • Push-ups (muscular endurance)
  • Vertical Jump (peak leg power)
  • 3 rep strength (Hex Bar Deadlift + Bench Press + Overhead Press + Leg Press)
  • Grip Strength
  • Sit and Reach (lower back / hamstring flexibility)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation / Functional Movement Screen