Being a firefighter can be physically challenging. Your fitness levels will be assessed during the recruitment process and you will need to maintain good levels of general fitness as a serving firefighter.
The simulated exercises represent activities you may be involved in when called out to an emergency, and test your level of fitness, strength and manual dexterity. On top of this you have the chance to test your confidence levels.
The tests generally include:
Test yourself and learn how to master this essential skill
Techniques and key skills to get a casualty to safety
Learn how to safely manoeuvre someone down a ladder
Put those experiences of playing 'Sardines' as a kid into practice!
There's some amazing equipment and we'll show you how to fit it all together
Once you've assembled the equipment then we'll show you how best to carry it
Remember there are lots of benefits to being fit. Exercise can be enjoyable, rewarding and have a positive impact on all aspects of day-to-day life.
On top of this, there are many ways to improve fitness and there of lots of resources online to help you. A good place to start is by taking a look at www.fireservice.co.uk/fitness