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Ape Academy

Send us an email with your number to sign up and get on the call list





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CPAT Certification

Individual Test - $105

Test with two practice sessions- $135

  •  First and third Saturdays of every month
  •  Practice sessions available
  •  Discounted retesting
  • Basic requirement of the testing process
  • Provided by firefighters for prospective firefighter recruits.
  • Non judgmental atmosphere
    • We want you to succeed and we will provide you with the best opportunity to do so.
  • Best CPAT price available

*For questions and to get on the schedule, call Gabe at 480-201-0294



Academy Prep Program

9 Week Class - Begins January 2018


  • Mental & physical preparation
  • Detailed instruction on skills courses, weight training, preparing you for a successful fire academy.
  • To sign up:
    • Send us an email with your phone number to be placed on the call list.
    • Calls will be made in December.
    • If you accept a spot, there is a $300 non refundable deposit to hold your place. The second payment of $300 is due the first night of class. Total cost is $600.
    • First 50 people to sign up will be accepted

Ape Day

2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 10AM -

$15 Drop

This is the best program for people new to a career in the fire service and or new to the gym.

  • Skills course intro and training
  • Access to turnout gear & bottles
  • Anyone and everyone welcome
  • All skill levels
  • Arrive at 9am to get fitted for gear
    • We begin promptly at 10am
  • Puts you around other like minded individuals that have the same goals as you.
  • Gives you an introduction to the gym culture and the fire service culture.


Invite Only - $100 monthly

100% access to The Ape and all Ape activities.

  • 24/7 availability
  • Member turnout gear and lockers
  • Families train free with you
  • Weight room, cardio room, strongman, skills course equipment all included
  • Free yoga, free Ape days, all Ape events are free
  • Opportunities to run skills courses and assist with Ape Academies
  • We choose our members from regular attendees of our programs. (APE DAYS, APE ACADEMIES).
    • If you are interested in membership, start coming to Ape days on a regular basis so we can get to know you.
    • Were not necessarily looking for the biggest and strongest, just people that work hard and really want the job. We want people that are nice, respectful and never quit.

Affinity Groups

Free - with your affinity group, you must be a registered member of specified affinity group to attend for free

  •  Access to The Ape monthly
  •  Access to all skills course equipment
  •  Train with your affinity group

*This is a free opportunity for affinity groups to mentor their members. This is not run by the Ape staff except for safety briefings. This is 100% for the affinity groups.

*You MUST be a registered member of the affinity group you wish to train with.


Wednesdays at 6PM

(during Ape Academies only)

  • Yoga for firefighters, designed and run by Kim Ewan
  • Zero stress, relaxed environment
  • Designed for people with reduced flexibility and or are new to yoga
  • Totally free to all comers
  • All equipment provided

Learn More about our Programs

                             Send us an email to sign up!