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FIRE FIGTHER CAREER
- PERMANENT REFRESHER TRAIN -
General | Health | Fitness



Are there set periods for fitness training during the working shift on fire stations ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
Denmarkno [except in Copenhagen]
Estonia
Finlandyes
Franceyes
Germanyyes
GreeceYes
Hungary
Internationalyes
Irelandno
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
Netherlandsyes
NorwaynoRemark:
Polandyes
Portugalyes
Slovakia
SloveniayesRemark:
SpainYesRemark:
Swedenyes
United Kingdomyes


Are fitness training sessions supervised by a specialist instructor ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaYes, internal
Belgium Yes, internal
Yes, external
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic No
Denmarkno
Estonia
Finlandno
FranceYes, internal
GermanyYes, internal
GreeceYes , by the crew commander
Hungary
International Yes, internal
Irelandno
ItalyYes, internal
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes, internal
Norwayno
PolandYes, internal
PortugalYes, internal
Slovakia
SloveniaNo
Spain No
SwedenYes, internalRemark:
United Kingdom Yes, internal


Are fitness programmes designed and monitored on an individual basis ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicno
Denmarkno
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceNo
Hungary
Internationalno
Irelandno
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
Netherlandsyes
Norwayno
Polandno
PortugalnoRemark:
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNoRemark:
Swedenyes
United Kingdomno


Are periodical tests performed to check the firefighters' state of fitness during their service careers ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicYes. Annually. It is a practical exams
Denmarkno
Estonia
Finlandyes
Franceyes
GermanynoRemark:
GreeceNo
Hungary
InternationalYes, Only from 40 years of age onwards, then at 3 yearly intervals.
Irelandyes - retained onlyRemark:
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
NetherlandsYes. Irregularly (once a year, after illness, etc.)
NorwayyesRemark:
PolandyesRemark:
Portugalyes
Slovakia
Sloveniayes
Once a year, test of physical fitness.
SpainYesRemark:
SwedenYes, Once every year, ergometer
United KingdomYes, Only from 40 years of age onwards, then at 3 yearly intervals.


Regarding the criteria or scale applied to tests that measure firefighters' state of fitness:


CountryNo.remark
AustriaThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
Belgium The minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic The minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
Denmark periodical tests to check firefighters' state of fitness are not performe
Estonia
FinlandThe same minimum is required to all firefighters
FranceThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
GermanyThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the fire fighter
Greece N.A.
Hungary
International The minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
IrelandThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
ItalyThe same minimum is required to all firefighters
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgnot applicable
NetherlandsThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
NorwayThe same minimum is required to all firefighters
PolandThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
PortugalThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
Slovakia
SloveniaThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
Spain The minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
SwedenThe minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter
United Kingdom The minimum required is different depending on the age of the firefighter





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