Fitness challenge
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Fitness challenge

Firefighting can be physically demanding, involving dragging hoses, climbing ladders or lugging equipment. You will need an above-average level of strength, aerobic fitness and endurance to be successful in the selection process.

All applicants must complete the Beep Test and Firefighter Test as part of the selection process.

Beep test (9.6) Shuttle Run

View recruits running the Beep Test.

Firefighter Challenge test

This test simulates typical strenuous tasks performed by firefighters and involves a series of seven tests performed consecutively under timed conditions.

For more information on fitness preparation and the Challenge test, download the Physical Assessment Information Guide (PDF 939k)

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