How fit do I need to be to join the fire service?



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Firefighters need to have a good level of strength and cardiovascular fitness to be able to carry out their job.

All our practical selection tests can be on our website within the firefighter selection process, this will enable you to be able to see what is required and work to improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness.

A fitness test is carried out as part of your medical to determine if your aerobic fitness meets our standards of 42 V02 max. The test that we use to test this is the Chester Treadmill test.

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