Story: Fires and fire services

Physical test for firefighting

This woman is undergoing a gruelling physical test as part of her application to join the Fire Service as a career firefighter. Candidates must also undergo cognitive tests, a medical examination, a practical trial, a formal interview and a security clearance before being accepted for training.

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New Zealand Fire Service

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Firefighters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010