Skip to main content.

For Emergencies
Call 999

For emergencies
Call 999
Main Sections on bucksfire.gov.uk
Breadcrumbs for navigation

Would somebody’s size affect their application to be a Wholetime Firefighter?

Read answer

No – this is a popular misconception, because there used to be restrictions on height, weight and chest expansion. Candidates are expected to pass strength and fitness tests as part of the recruitment process. The tests are at a level that’s achievable by men and women of all different sizes and builds.