Work Capacity Test
course for the pack test consists of 12 quarter-mile laps around
the Salida High School track at an elevation of 7,100 ft. above sea level. Comfortable shoes and an mp3 player
are no substitute for preparation, but they help make the experience
a little more bearable.
of the Colorado Air National Guard complete the pack test at Buckley
Force Base, during an S-130/190 class provided by Colorado Firecamp
in July, 2006. Structural firefighting SCBA's were used as 45-pound
A fire engine with EMT's escorts the walkers for safety.
Thanks to Karen
and Willy Yuniker for use of the Adobe Park Arena north of Poncha
Springs during the January, 2007 S-130/190 class. The perils of stepping
laps around the indoor equestrian center were a small price to pay
for avoiding the snow and ice of an outdoor course.