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USFS Work Capacity Test Medical Qualifications and Screening Program for all Levels of the WCT:


Federal Interagency Medical Standards:

FS Version of Medical Standards
(PDF File)


Assessing Physical Fitness Before Taking Work Capacity Test (Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) be on-site during all WCT. Beginning January 1, 2012)

Work Capacity Test Guidelines

eFax Cover Sheet (2016)


Work Capacity Test Administration Report (07/2015) updated January 2016 (MS Word)


Interagency Fire Fitness Program

Fitness & Work Capacity - 2009 Edition

FS Fire & Aviation Qualifications Guide, Chapter 2.33; Fitness Development (provides direction on official time for physical training)

Annual Interim Directive FSH 5109.34 Chapter 10 (03/2015)

WCT Implementation Guide
(updated June 2016)

Work Capacity Test Administrator's Guide
(Updated 12/03 - Appendix G)

Information Sheets:

Essential Functions and Work Conditions of a Wildland Firefighter (2016)



WCT Medical Incident Checklist (01/2016)

Confidentiality Form

Informed Consent Form FS-5100-30 (Rev 03/2016)

Health Screening Questionnaire (HSQ)

2016 HSQ Form Evaluation Instructions

OF-178 Medical Exam CHEAT SHEET for the Medical Provider (2015)

Optional Form 178 (Arduous)
(January 2010)

Optional Form 178 (Moderate)
(January 2010)

Optional Form 178 (Light)
(January 2010)


Work Capacity Test Brochure

Job Hazard Analysis:

Sample WCT Analysis (05/2013)

Compartment Syndrome & Rhabdomyolysis Handout for Physicians (05/2013)



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