Review for CPAT

How to Choose the Best CPAT Prep Book

The CPAT test, Candidate Physical Ability Test, is for those who can risk their lives in order to save other from fires or other situations that demand emergency rescue operations. If you are one of such people, then you are at the right place! This article is going to highlight a few popular study guides available in the market, in order to make your test prep much better and efficient.

However, those who are new to this test can get further information on the test registration or details of this physical ability test, from the official website ( The entire test goes on for at duration of 10 minutes and 20 seconds and there are eight tasks required to be performed in it. You can find details pertaining to each of the eight main events on the official link.

Review of 3 Study Guides

This review will contain analysis of some of the commonly available prep books. These books are reviewed as follows:

  1. Mastering the CPAT: A Comprehensive Guide

    This book is written by Al Wasser and Donna Kimble. It is available for online purchase at the link The actual price of the book is 95.95$; however, on this link, you can purchase it for 55.68$.

    The book begins by giving a brief overview of the development of the test and why is it carried out. The biggest benefit of this book is that it contains information about each of the eight events of the CPAT test. All the requirements and important points regarding each event have been explained extensively in this book and at the same time, there are a lot of strategies and steps mentioned in it for each event. The book also highlights the roles of mental fitness, hygiene and nutrition in our daily life as well as for the CPAT test specifically.

  2. Get Firefighter Fit: The Complete Workout from the Former Director of the New York City Fire Department Physical Training Program

    This book is written by Kevin Malley and a lot of content in it has been contributed by David Spierer. You can purchase this book online at the link The list price of the book is 15.95$; however, at this above mentioned link, you can get it for 11.83$.

    There are a lot of good points about this book. Firstly, there are more than 250 photos and images that illustrate the step-step layout and each event of the CPAT test. This makes understanding the events and how they are to be carried out, very easy. The second good point is that it shows how you can achieve the minimum level of fitness and strength needed to ace the CPAT test. In short, when using this book, all that you have to do is follow the book and do what it says.

  3. The Fire Athlete Fitness Program - The Revolutionary Firefighter Workout Program Designed to Transform You into a "Fire Athlete"

    This book is written by Ryan Vacek and is available online for purchase at the link The actual price of this book is 22.95$, however, at this link, you can get it for 20.66$.

    This book is excellent in terms of content. It contains information on importance of health and fitness. Each of the eight events of the CPAT test has been broken down and explained in detail in a step-wise manner in this book. Moreover, nothing important is missed and all steps of carrying out each event are highlighted clearly in separate chapters.

How to Choose the Best Study Guide

Following are the points that will help you in determining how to pick a study guide for your preparation:

  1. The most important thing you must expect in the study guide is enough detailed descriptions of all the events. This is important as you should not be confused about any part of any event.
  2. Secondly, the study guide must contain enough strategies that will help you in gaining ample physical fitness.

Hence, it can be concluded that you have to go through the reviews of each and every study guide and then come to a decision regarding the book that you want to purchase. After all, you need a lot of time to build up your physical stamina and prepare yourself for passing this test efficiently.