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New firefighters invited to try out fitness bootcamps

Thu, 13 Feb 2014


Firefighters of the future will be put through their paces at a new 'bootcamp' style recruitment drive.

The Fire and Rescue Service is running the sessions to give people an idea of the physical requirements of the job.

Historically 40 per cent of applicants fail the physical assessment - the sessions are designed to give people advice on how to improve their fitness in order to pass.

The 15 minute bootcamps will take place throughout March and April at Douglas Fire Station with a view to filling vacancies Island wide.

Assistant divisional officer Geoff Quayle says in the past it hasn't been easy to find suitable candidates:

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