Potential volunteer firefighters can test their agility Saturday at the Charles City Fire station.
Chief Eric Whipple says participants will perform various firefighting tasks including swinging an ax and manning a fire hose.
Whipple says the agility test will be strictly a pass/fail score with those passing qualifying for an interview. He adds that qualities of a firefighter goes beyond one’s physical abilities.
Those interested in taking the agility test must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, reside within Charles City or St. Charles Township, and have a current valid driver’s license. Comfortable, athletic-type attire and tennis shoes are recommended. Agility testing starts at 10 a.m. with arrival by 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Contact Charles City Fire and Rescue for more information.