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Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

The Somerset Fire and Rescue Service 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 This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see official sources. See also other UK Fire Departments.

Assessment Tests

(The following information was retrieved in June 2007)

Specific job related tests are given such as written and aptitude tests, and physical and fitness tests which must be passed before proceeding to interview. The fitness tests that are conducted are very specific to the job required, and include the following:

Two tests are now not included, the Back and leg pull test using a Dynamometer (due to possible risks through poor technique) and the Hand Grip Test (as grip strength is taken into account during the ladder extension)

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