First fitness tests in Lincolnshire to recruit more firefighters

For the first time, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has launched a fitness campaign in order to train more people to become on-call firefighters.

The free ‘fitness taster’ campaign calls for residents to support their local fire stations and puts their capabilities do the test with five exercise-themed tasks.

The events are taking place on the below dates, between 10am and 2pm unless stated:

  • Saturday, Jan 24
    Crowland
    Mablethorpe
    Wainfleet
  • Saturday, Jan 31
    Billinghay
    Crowland
    Waddington
  • Sunday, Feb 1
    Billingborough (10am – 12.30pm)
  • Saturday, February 7
    Wragby (10am – 1pm)

Madeline Martin, recruitment officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “At this time of year many people are looking to be healthier, get fitter or for a fresh challenge.

“You could actually achieve all of these things by joining your local fire station – and a whole lot more too. As an on-call firefighter you are paid for your time and receive full training.

“This month we would like people to give the physical side of the role a go by seeing if they could carry a casualty, roll out a hose, and find their way wearing breathing apparatus. Some of these tasks are very similar to those that our applicants undertake during a selection process.”

“If you would like to have a go please come along wearing suitable clothing and footwear. Our crews will be at the station if people would like to find out more about what they do, and how they make it work with other commitments.”

To find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter please call Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Recruitment on 0800 358 0204.