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Firefighter Physical & Medical Tests

There are 6 physical tests to pass as part of this recruitment process.

  • Ladder Climb
  • Casualty Evacuation
  • Ladder Lift / Lower Simulation
  • Enclosed Spaces
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Equipment Carry

These will test your general level of fitness, strength and manual dexterity. You will be given full instructions and will need to complete each element within a certain time.

You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire at some point during the recruitment process. During the medical tests a qualified professional will discuss this with you. Medical tests will then check:

  • Hearing
  • Lung function
  • Heart rate
  • Stamina
  • Reflexes

If you have any concerns about a specific medical condition and how this might affect your chances of being selected you should contact the FRS you are applying to and ask to speak to the occupational health unit for guidance.

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