Fire service recruits for first time in eight years

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Have you always dreamed of being a firefighter?

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is throwing open its doors to new recruits for the first time in eight years.

They are seeking full-time personnel from a range of backgrounds, and have released a video of the fitness tests applicants are expected to pass.

Male and female recruits over the age of 18 must be able to drag a 55kg 'casualty' dummy, climb a fully extended 13.5m ladder, pull a hose reel 25m and carry full breathing apparatus.

Watch Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Joseph Keith take on the fitness challenges here.
To register your interest in joining the service, visit