NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Do you have what it takes to pass the fitness test for FBI agents? Think you're fit enough to make the grade? "Special agents in the field have to take the test every year," said Special Agent Dave Ford with the FBI.He says an app is for the potential candidate or the curious wondering how they would measure up. "I can still make the new agent standards but it was a lot tougher than it was when I first started," he joked. There are four fitness elements. "Basically, it burns you out when you do these tests," Ford added. Tough on the body Dave said with five minutes of rest in between.Proper form is required as sit ups come first."You have to come all the way up and then all the way back, that would be one sit up," he explained. Shoulder blades on the ground and fingers laced behind the head. Do as many as you can in a minute and take that five minute break. Related Content: Survey: Exercise … [Read more...] about Could you pass the FBI fitness test?
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Do you have what it takes to be an FBI agent? There is now a free FBI “Physical Fitness Test” app you can download right to your phone and test your skills. “The FBI is always looking for new talent,” said FBI New Haven Fitness Coordinator Special Agent Dave Ford. It’s no secret getting into the Federal Bureau of Investigation is both mentally and physically tough. This summer, the FBI launched its “Physical Fitness Test” App to take on the go. The goal is to help applicants and agents prepare for the physical requirements of becoming an agent. Ford said they released the app to help people understand what the agency is looking for in its applicants and make it more approachable. Musk Says He's Talking With Saudi Fund to Take Tesla Private “To dispel the myth that you need to be an Olympic Athlete to become an FBI agent, you don’t need to be an Olympian but at the same time they want to show you, you need to be in … [Read more...] about FBI Rolls Out Interactive Mobile App for Physical Fitness Test
U.S. The United States Army approved the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), a new gender and age neutral fitness test aimed at improving combat readiness to replace the current physical fitness test in October 2020. In an effort to better predict a soldier’s ability to perform in combat, reduce injuries, and save money, the Army has designed a six-event readiness assessment, according to the Army News Service. Testing stages for the new evaluation begin in October for up to 40,000 soldiers and by October 2020, every member of the Army will be taking the test regardless of gender or age. Strength Deadlift: A three-repetition maximum deadlift with weight ranging from 120 to 420 pounds, which simulates picking up ammunition boxes, a wounded soldier, supplies, or other heavy equipment. Standing Power Throw: Toss a 10-pound ball backward as far as possible to test explosive muscular power needed to lift themselves or a fellow soldier over an obstacle. … [Read more...] about Army Approves New Gender-, Age-Neutral Fitness Test
Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post Published 6:09 am, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Photo: Jeanette Casselano. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 AAA teamed with the University of Utah to study the relative efficiency of infotainment and navigation systems - those that come preloaded in vehicles and those developed by Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto. less AAA teamed with the University of Utah to study the relative efficiency of infotainment and navigation systems - those that come preloaded in vehicles and those developed by Apple CarPlay and Google's Android ... more Photo: Jeanette Casselano. I took AAA's distracted driving road test. It wasn't pretty. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A brief run around a test track with AAA researchers demonstrated just how stupid we human beings can become while using smart … [Read more...] about I took AAA’s distracted driving road test. It wasn’t pretty.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Lawrence firefighter dies after fitness test Jeffrey Holt, 60, collapsed minutes after he passed his annual physical assessment training, Lawrence Police Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Vic Ryckaert, [email protected] Published 2:46 p.m. ET April 30, 2018 | Updated 2:52 p.m. ET April 30, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A Lawrence firefighter died of an apparent heart attack Monday after he had just finished an annual physical fitness test. Jeffrey … [Read more...] about Lawrence firefighter dies after fitness test
By Carolyn Said Published 12:51 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buy photo Uber's self-driving Volvo XC90 outside the Uber Advanced Technologies Group headquarters at Pier 70 in San Francisco on March 6. Now, “Uber has indicated that it will not renew its current permit to test autonomous vehicles in California,” according to a letter from a DMV official to Uber’s public affairs manager. less Uber's self-driving Volvo XC90 outside the Uber Advanced Technologies Group headquarters at Pier 70 in San Francisco on March 6. Now, “Uber has indicated that it will not renew its current permit to test ... more Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Buy this photo Uber pulls out of all self-driving-car testing in California 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about Uber pulls out of all self-driving-car testing in California
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber's self-driving vehicle testing privileges Monday in the wake of a pedestrian fatality in a Phoenix suburb last week.Ducey told the company CEO Dara Khosrowshahi that video footage of the crash raised concerns about the company's ability to safely test its technology in Arizona. He said he expects public safety to be the top priority for those who operate self-driving cars."The incident that took place on March 18 is an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation," Ducey said.The move by the Republican governor marks a major step back from his embrace of self-driving vehicles. He previously welcomed Uber and other autonomous vehicle companies to use Arizona as a place for testing under few, if any, regulations. In early March, he authorized self-driving vehicle companies to run tests without a person in the car to act as a safety operator.Police in Tempe released a 22-second video showing a woman walking from a darkened area onto a … [Read more...] about Arizona governor suspends Uber’s self-driving vehicle testing
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Arizona halts Uber self-driving car tests after fatal crash Gov. Doug Ducey said in a letter to Uber's CEO that he was suspending tests of self-driving cars on Arizona roads following the March 18 accident. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic Published 9:28 p.m. ET March 26, 2018 | Updated 10:45 p.m. ET March 26, 2018 CLOSE Tempe police have released two angles of a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV and a pedestrian on March 18, 2018. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday sent a … [Read more...] about Arizona halts Uber self-driving car tests after fatal crash
Protecting the country from criminal and terrorist threats is no easy task. Now the men and women of the FBI are required to show they're physically fit enough to go the distance. A spokesperson from the FBI told CBS News that for the first time in 16 years all agents are required to pass a fitness test. The New York Times first reported this morning that James B. Comey, the FBI director, circulated an internal memo to agents in October. "The lives of your colleagues and those you protect may well depend upon your ability to run, fight and shoot, no matter what job you hold," he wrote. "I want the American people to be able to take one glance at you and think, 'THERE is a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.'" The fitness tests are a tradition that first emerged under longtime director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover, who had ongoing concerns about his own expanding waistline, subjected agents to rigid fitness requirements. Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, agents spent more time … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo FBI agents now required to pass fitness test
0 View Comments The city of Colorado Springs has approved a $2.5 million settlement for 12 female police officers who say their careers were harmed by a physical aptitude test that discriminated against women. The agreement comes six months after a federal judge ruled in the women’s favor, upholding civil rights claims in a two-year lawsuit. The women filed suit in U.S. District Court in May 2015, arguing that mandatory police testing imposed disproportionate challenges on women over the age of 40. Nearly 40 percent of the department's women in that demographic failed the test the first time around, the lawsuit said. Those who failed were stripped of their duties and placed on alternate assignments. They included lieutenants, officers and a sergeant. In deciding the case in their favor last July, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch concluded the test “shamed and ostracized” the 12 plaintiffs — many of them decorated officers with decades of service — … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs approves $2.5 million settlement for female police officers over physical fitness test