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We are recruiting On-Call Firefighters Please visit our recruitment pages for further information.

Selection process


The selection process consists of ability and practical tests, which are job related tasks relevant to a firefighter's role.

There are several stages of the recruitment process, which are detailed below.

Medical information

If successful in the above stages you will be required to undergo a full medical examination by the service's Occupational Health Department. The purpose of the medical is to assess your general level of health and to ensure you are fit to take on the role of a firefighter.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire covering your medical history and will then be subject to a series of tests including an assessment of your aerobic capacity known as a VO2 max measurement.

Your medical records may need to be obtained from your GP.

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