Medical - firefighters

Firefighters must pass a medical, which consists of the following elements:

  • Weight - BMI no more than 30

  • Urine analysis - tested for drugs and alcohol

  • Blood pressure - systolic < 180, diastolic <100

  • Vision - opticians results and test on the day

  • Colour vision

  • Hearing test

  • Lung function test (peak flow test)

  • Back/leg pull - minimum pull 117 kg

  • Chester Treadmill Test - levels 1 to 6 (80% max heart rate)

  • Flexibility test

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