FWC holds physical assessments for candidates in Punta Gorda

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission put nearly 170 candidates to the test this weekend with rigorous physical assessments.

The assessments included a 150-yard swim and an obstacle course.

The FWC use these assessments to make sure recruits are in top physical shape, as the job of an officer is physically demanding.

“It’s definitely a unique job. You never know what you’re going to encounter,” said Brian Norris, the FWC Public Information Officer. “One day you may be on a boat six miles offshore and then the next, you’re deep in the woods doing search and rescue, looking for a lost hunting family, or some hikers.”

The FWC is also conducting assessments in Jacksonville and Tallahassee.

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