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As part of the selection process, you will be required to undertake physical tests which aim to assess your level of fitness, strength and manual dexterity as well as your level of confidence in simulated exercises.

The following tests are designed to reflect operational practice and may change from time to time. Candidates will be asked to complete a Medical Screening Form prior to undertaking any of these tests, this is to ensure that individuals are fit enough to undertake them.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service physical tests are:

  1. Manual dexterity
  2. Equipement carry (rural test)
  3. Ladder extend to lower
  4. Enclosed space
  5. Casualty drag
  6. Ladder lift
  7. Ladder extension
  8. Ladder climb
  9. Swim test

Before candidates begin the physical tests they will be required to complete the multi-stage fitness test, also known as the bleep test. This is a progressive running test that is used to predict aerobic fitness.

It involves running back and forth along a 20m course in time with an audible bleep.

To be successful, you need to reach level 8, shuttle 8. This is equivalent to running for approximately eight and half minutes, covering a distance of 1400m, which is close to one mile.

The swim test is designed to ensure that you have a basic level of swimming competency and that you are also confident in water.

It is advised that you practice the test at your local swimming pool or gym beforehand.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North East Lincolnshire