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 This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see official sources.
(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.
- See the pages on fitness testing for: Navy, Army, Air Force, Law Enforcement (Police), and general forces tests.
- Poll: Should women have the same fitness testing standards as men?
- Video of forces fitness testing