Richmond Fire Youth Academy to hold ‘Pre-Academy Workout’

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Richmond firefighters douse blaze in accessory dwelling unit
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By Kathy Chouteau

Hoist a ladder, drag a firehose and show the Richmond Fire Youth Academy you’ve got what it takes at the “Pre-Academy Workout” Sat., Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Richmond Fire Training Center.

The workout aims to help community members not only get and stay in shape, but also will help prepare participants for a career in the fire service, according to the Richmond Fire Youth Academy. It’s also an opportunity to become familiar with industry-related workouts and equipment, while asking questions and gathering information.

“Workouts will be a modified CPAT Firefighter Physical Exam,” officials said.

Stations at that Saturday’s workout workshop will include: Firehose Drag and Pull; Tool and Equipment Carry; Victim Body Drag; Ladder Exercise; Sledge Hammer Swings; and Tool Hoist and Lower.

To register for the Pre-Academy Workout, click here. If slots become full, contact Firefighter Ramirez by sending him a direct message (Instagram/Facebook: @RichmondYouthAcademy). Note that waivers will be provided and minors must have parents present to sign up.

The Richmond Fire Training Center is located at 3510 Cutting Blvd. in Richmond.