The Los Angeles County and Orange County Fire Chief’s Physical Ability Test is designed to examine the physical ability of the individual when it comes to performing the functions or tasks of a Firefighter. The test is composed of 11 different events in which the candidates must pass in a time of 9 minutes and 34 seconds or less. Candidates may only take the Biddle test once a day.
|Date:||Refer to the Class Schedule for dates. Make sure to select the appropriate term: Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring and under “Subject” search NFIR and hit enter. The current testing dates will show under class: NFIR 015.|
|Arrival Time:||9:45 a.m. – doors close at 10:00 a.m. on test day.|
|End Time:||Allow 2 to 3 hours to complete the exam. Completion of the exam is dependent on the number of students participating.|
|Location:||Rio Hondo Fire Academy (11400 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670)|
|Instructor:||Captain Jay Joiner|
|Cost:||$25.00 (Paid online upon registration)|
|Registration:||ONLINE using AccessRio
If you have never registered with Rio Hondo College as a student, please click here. You will need a Student ID number in order to register for BIDDLE testing (which is considered a “class/course”). After registering, Admissions & Records will email you a Student ID number (usually sent out within 24 to 48 hours).
HOW TO REGISTER: Your Student ID number will allow you to add the BIDDLE test (class/course). Step by step instructions on how to register can be found here. The BIDDLE test is assigned a CRN number which is specific to the test date. You will need this CRN number to register for a particular test.
For registration questions contact Admissions and Records at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Lozano at email@example.com for general questions regarding test day.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TESTING DAY
- Bring your photo ID.
- Workout clothes and athletic shoes are recommended.
- Bring water and/or snacks.
- Candidates are required to wear a Turnout coat, Firefighting helmet, Structure gloves, and an SCBA. Rio Hondo Fire Academy will provide the required equipment, however, candidates are allowed to utilize their own equipment after instructor inspection.
- In order to ensure that personal equipment meets Biddle standards, Rio Hondo College reserves the right for inspections.
PASSING TIME: 9 minutes and 34 seconds or less