Interview Guidance

If successful at the written and physical assessments all candidates will progress to the interview stage.

We use competency based interviews (often referred to as situational or behavioural interviews).

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Firefighter National Occupational Standards

Firefighter National Occupational Standards


Firefighter Conditions of Service

Firefighter Conditions of Service


Written and Physical Assessments

For all existing competent on call and wholetime firefighters serving in a UK service and for on call personnel serving within Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service who have passed the Gateway 1 Assessment, you will be required to undertake role related written assessments and physical assessments rather than the National Firefighter Selection Tests.

Medicals and Eye Tests

As part of the recruitment process all applicants will undertake a full medical which takes place with the Occupational Health Department. You will be expected to declare any health problems.

The purpose of the medical is to assess the general level of health, including weight, blood pressure and lung function to allow the Service doctor to make an informed medical decision as to whether a candidate is fit to undertake firefighting duties, allowing for any reasonable adjustments that may be made in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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Note regarding completion of the PAR-Q Physical Readiness Section within the application form – updated 8 August 2018

There have been a number of queries raised regarding the completion of the above section which forms part of the application form.

Please be advised that when completing this section you are required to confirm that you do not have any of the medical conditions stated and that you are not taking any of the specified medications by selecting the Yes box.

If you do have any of the medical conditions stated or are taking any of the specified medications we would advise you not to undertake the physical assessments until you have spoken to your GP to discuss this, and select the No box on the application form.

For candidates who have already submitted their application form prior to today’s date and who are successful at the shortlisting stage, you may be required to complete a further declaration prior to the physical assessments which you will be sent.

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