[IPAC-List] Ideal PPT for FF

Brull, Harry Harry.Brull at pdininthhouse.com
Sun Mar 14 12:34:35 EDT 2010

Why would an ideal test produce a rank order? I don't know of any
evidence that the faster/stronger/more flexible firefighter is a better
firefighter. If you don't want adverse impact against women, rank order
physicals aren't the way to go.
I'm open to contrary evidence, but I would save my rank ordering for
attributes such as work ethic, teamwork, judgment under pressure,
courage, etc.
Harry Brull

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Joel Wiesen
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:40 AM
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Subject: [IPAC-List] Ideal PPT for FF

Perhaps an ideal physical performance test for firefighter would:
- be safe
- reflect job tasks
- provide a basis for ranking applicants, and
- not have undue adverse impact on women.

What existing tests best approximate this ideal?



Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Director
Applied Personnel Research
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