Firefighting involves strenuous physical work in adverse conditions while wearing heavy protective equipment. This places a heavy load on the cardiovascular, oxygen consumption and musculoskeletal systems of the body.
Because of this, we test cardiovascular fitness with a Shuttle Run / Beep Test. Applicants must achieve level 9.6.
To assist you in preparing for the shuttle run please watch the video below. You can purchase a copy of the test through the Australian Sports Commission, telephone 02 6214 1111.
Prior to commencing the Shuttle Run and Physical Fitness Assessment you will be required to provide photo ID, sign an Indemnity Form and provide your Medical Clearance Form which you’ve had completed by your GP confirming that you are fit and well to participate. Testing will occur in both the North and South of Tasmania. If you progress to the Shuttle Run you will be advised by email and given further details of testing locations and times.
If you’re attending a Physical Fitness Assessment – Shuttle Run, please fill-out and take with you:
- Form 1 – Indemnity Form
- Form 2 – Medical Clearance Form – you need to have this completed by your GP, sign it, and bring it along to the testing day.
For further details read the Shuttle Run instructions and watch the video below.