CAPE CORAL- Being a firefighter is a tough job, but becoming one is even harder.

Thursday morning, more than a dozen aspiring men and women took the physical agility test.

This is a crucial part of being a fire fighter.

Aspiring firefighters like Mario Artez have less than seven minutes to run up five flights of stairs while carrying a hose.

Once at the top, they have to lift another fire hose, run back down the stairs, move a metal five feet with a sledge hammer and drag a fire hose 100 feet.

Finally, they drag this 175 pound mannequin 30 feet.

Artez accomplished these tasks in less than four minutes.

Reporter Nick Spinetto suited up try it out.

He finished in 9:47.

Not a good enough time to qualify as a firefighter, but enough to make him feel like he accomplished something few can do.