Requirements for a firefighter

To join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as a firefighter, applicants must be aged 18 years or over, meet the required health and physical fitness standards, especially aerobic fitness and upper body strength, and have a good standard of vision and colour perception.

Being a firefighter is a physical job however, just as important are qualities like common sense, commitment and enthusiasm. You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this challenging role through a rigorous recruitment process which includes:

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Please download our Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment & Selection Process Guidance Note which aims to provide information and guidance so your application and performance is the best it can be.