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Are applicants required to undergo a medical examination during the selection process ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriayes
Belgiumyes
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
Denmarkno [except in Copenhagen]
Estonia
Finlandyes
Franceyes
Germanyyes
GreeceYes, by the doctor of the Fire Service
Hungary
Internationalyes
Irelandyes
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
Netherlandsyes
NorwayyesRemark:
Polandyes
Portugalyes
Slovakia
Sloveniayes
SpainYes
Swedenyes
United Kingdomyes


Are there prescribed medical standards for the entry into the service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00
Belgiumyes0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. Determined at national level0000-00-00
DenmarkYes. Determined at national level0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00
Franceyes0000-00-00Remark:
Germanyyes0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYes, Determined at national level0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00
NetherlandsYes. The term prescribed is a little bit too strong. There are standards published by the national health service, which are usually followed, but every local authority is an autonomous employer.0000-00-00
Norwayno0000-00-00
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalyes0000-00-00Remark:
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes, but it is not homogeneous for the whole country.0000-00-00
SwedenYes, Determined at local and national level0000-00-00
United KingdomYes, Determined at national level0000-00-00


What medical conditions or illnesses can prevent entry into the fire service ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
AustriaEpilepsy
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
Diabetes
Nervous or mental condition
Dermatitis
Physical and mental diseases, alcohol or medicament adiction, color blindness
0000-00-00
Belgium Epilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the eyes
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Asthma
0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech Republic Epilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
DenmarkIt will be the doctor's decision0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
FinlandEpilepsy
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Any impairment of hearing
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Asthma
Tuberculosis of bones
Tuberculosis of joints
0000-00-00
FranceConvulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatic fever
Fibrosis
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
Asthma
Tuberculosis of bones
Tuberculosis of joints
Tuberculosis of lungs
0000-00-00
GermanyEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00Remark:
Greece Pleurisy
Heart
cancer
bad loo
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
International Epilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
IrelandEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
ItalyMinisterial Decree n 228/930000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
Asthma
Tuberculosis of bones
Tuberculo
0000-00-00
NetherlandsEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Asthma
Tuberculosis of bones
Tuberculosis of joints
Tuberculosis of lungs
Tuberculosis of any other organs
Hernia
0000-00-00
NorwayEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Lumbago arthritis
Any impairment of hearing
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Asthma
Gastritis
Gastri
0000-00-00
PolandEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
PortugalEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Fibrosis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Asthma
Tuberculosis of bones
Tuberculosis of joints
0000-00-00
Slovakia
SloveniaEpilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
Spain Epilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00
SwedenConvulsions,fits or dizziness
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
Tonsillitis
Bronchitis
Ast
0000-00-00
United Kingdom Epilepsy
Convulsions,fits or dizziness
Venereal disease
Pleurisy
Rheumatism
Rheumatic fever
Muscular and articular rheumatism
Fibrosis
Lumbago arthritis
Disease of the ears
Disease of the eyes
Any impairment of hearing
0000-00-00


Are any of the conditions or illnesses in previous question not always a bar to entry if successful treatment is possible ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumno0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus2008-09-17
Czech RepublicYes. Depending on the doctor0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceyes0000-00-00
Germanyyes0000-00-00
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYes, The medical officers decision will dictate if applicant is barred from entry0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00
NetherlandsOn medical specialists' advice (as a second opinion after the normal medical test)0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainNo0000-00-00
Swedenno0000-00-00
United KingdomYes, The medical officers decision will dictate if applicant is barred from entry0000-00-00



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