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Medical assessment

Medical assessment

We need to make sure that our firefighters are both medically and physically fit. As part of the selection process you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire, and undergo and pass a medical examination.

The medical examination element of the assessment will examine your general health and fitness against the required standard and will include a discussion on your completed medical questionnaire.

Your health information is confidential to our health assessment professionals. They will identify and discuss with you any medical conditions that may affect your ability to undertake the role of a firefighter. In some cases, we may need to see further information from your GP.

Examples of some conditions which may affect your ability to join us as a firefighter include epilepsy or the use of certain types of hearing aids.

Your medical assessment will include the following checks:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Spirometry (lung function assessment)
  • Audiometry (hearing assessment)
  • Urinalysis
  • Analysis of any skin conditions
  • Review of your medical history
  • Clinical examination of eyes, ears, mouth, heart, lungs, reflexes, abdomen and mobility

 

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