See if you’re fit enough to be a firefighter

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Holbeach fire station is the latest to set the public a fitness challenge to see if they have got what it takes to become an on-call firefighter.

Firefighters across the county are challenging people to test themselves through five exercise-themed tasks.

The Holbeach event is on Saturday, February 7, 10am-2pm.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has launched its free fitness taster campaign for residents at their local retained fire stations.

The service hopes the sessions will encourage people to find out more about helping their local community by training to become an on-call firefighter.

Madeline Martin, recruitment officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “As an on-call firefighter you are paid for your time and receive full training.

“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, come along wearing suitable clothing and footwear. Our crews will be at the station to answer questions and tell how they make it work with other commitments.

Other dates are: Saturdays, January 24 and 31 – Crowland (10am-2pm); Saturday, January 31 – Kirton (9am to noon); Sunday, February 1 – Billingborough (10am – 12.30pm).

To find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter call 0800 358 0204 or visit