The ladder lift is designed to test your upper body strength by mimicking the requirement to lift and lower a 13.5 metre ladder on top of a fire engine. For the test, you’ll have to lift a bar weighing approximately 30kg over your head to a height of 1.90 metres in a controlled manner.
The ladder climb is about seeing how confident and co-ordinated you are while working at height. You’ll have to go up and down a 10.5 metre ladder and get on and off the ladder from the second floor of a drill tower – all while wearing the full fire kit!
While wearing fire kit, you’ll take apart and reconstruct an item of equipment against the clock. This tests your dexterity and ability to follow instructions.
Here you’ll be carrying equipment of various weights and sizes over 25-metre shuttles against the clock – while wearing fire kit. This is similar to what you’d do on the ground as a firefighter.
You’ll have to cover the total distance of 550 metres in five minutes and 47 seconds or less. You will have to:
- Run out the hose reel for 25 metres
- Walk or jog back 25 metres
- Pick up and carry two x 70mm hoses (each weighing approx 15kg) for 100 metres
- Hold one 70mm hose at shoulder height and walk 25 metres
- Walk/jog back 75 metres
- Pick up and carry the 100mm suction hose and basket (total weight approx. 12kg) for 100 metres
- Walk or jog back 100 metres
- Pick up and carry the pump simulator, which is a barbell (weight approx. 25kg) for 100 metres.