Firefighter Fitness Tests – Fire Service Recruitment


Firefighter Fitness Tests – Australian Fire Services

G’day guys! Brent here from and today’s subject will be about firefighter fitness tests for fire service recruitment around Australia. I will be covering each state around the country.

What is the fitness test for firefighters? Look below for each state around Australia

QLD  Firefighter fitness tests


OFAT stands for One factor at a time, meaning they simply test you in each dimension separately which makes it easier in my view.

If you are looking to become a firefighter in QLD, you will want to check this detailed information out.

VIC  Firefighter fitness tests

NSW Firefighter fitness test

SA Firefighter fitness test

WA Firefighter fitness test

NT Firefighter Fitness tests

Firefighter fitness tests – Firefighter Beep Test (not all states)

I wanted to cover the beep test today because I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about it. In particular in relation to the New South Wales fire and rescue service and the fact that they’ve removed it from their testing process.

The beep test is used in almost every fire service around Australia apart from the New South Wales fire and rescue service. However it is still important for New South Wales as you’ll be required to perform at a similar cardiovascular level to what you would in the beep test in here. Although New South Wales doesn’t do it , FRV, DFES and most of the other services do.

it is still important to be crossing half that level of fitness and it’s a good measurable way of improving your fitness. So you know where you’re at in a cardiovascular level.

So my tip is to still try it first, get a minimum of nine seats. Try for ten seats if you can. That way if you fall ill or you get a small injury or something, you can still chop on the day and pass the test, and you don’t fall short because the services acquired ruthless and the fact that if you can’t come on that day, so see you next year then.

Firefighter Beep Test Level – 9.6 usually

I hope these tips and information has been helpful for you, if it has or if you have any questions please leave a comment below.



Brent C

After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been in the fire service working since 2007 to learn everything about how Fire Services Recruitment works. I've tested and refined proven methods to help people get the edge over the competition. Today, over 300 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.

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