Fire Department of Nova Scotia, Canada

The Nova Scotia Fire Department requires new recruits to undergo fitness assessments as part of the recruitment process. Below is some information about the fitness requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see official sources.

Assessment Tests

(The following information was retrieved from the online Chronicle Herald, Nov 2007)

A wild-land firefighter’s standardized fitness test came into effect in 2008. The test includes a 4.8-km walk while weighed down by 20-kg vests. Candidates have 45 minutes to finish the course. There are other tests too.

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