Prepare yourself

Fitness & Physical Aptitude Test (PAT)


Fitness Tests

Firefighting can be physically demanding, involving actions including dragging hoses, climbing ladders and lugging equipment. As such, you will need an appropriate level of strength, aerobic fitness and endurance to be successful in the selection process, and on the job.

As part of the application process, you will be required to do a ‘Shuttle Run’ and a Physical Aptitude Test (the PAT).

It is essential applicants are prepared for these tests.

Below you can access information on the PAT, with video demonstrations.

Potential applicants can also access suggested fitness plans for people with an established level of fitness to help prepare for the PAT.

The accompanying videos show best practice technique.

For the fitness exercise schedule, click here.