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Firefighter Selection Test: Enclosed Space


Enclosed Space
The enclosed space test is designed to assess confidence in small spaces, agility, speed and stamina.
To complete the test successfully you will be required to put on a BA facemask and with
unobscured vison make your way through an enclosed space crawl and walkway maze. Once
you have made it through the maize the assessor will obscure your vision and you will repeat the test, all within a given time period. Exercises and training for the Enclosed Space
selection test Spiderman walks – begin on the ground: arms
straight, both hands flat on floor shoulder width apart and both feet hip width apart.
Keep a straight line from your shoulder to your hips, knees and ankles. Crawl forward
by moving your right hand and left knee forward. Continue, alternating lead arm and legs. Vary
the direction to ensure full range of movement. Perform 10 full movements, 3 times
Mountain Climbers – begin on the ground: arms straight, both hands flat on floor shoulder
width apart and both feet hip width apart. Keep a straight line from your shoulder to
your hips, knees and ankles. Drive one knee up to your chest, resting your toe on the
floor for balance alternate legs back and forth. Complete 15 mountain climbers on each
leg, repeat these 3 times. Plank hold from bent elbows to straight arms
– start lying on your front: place elbows on the ground under your shoulders. Move up off of your elbows
to straight arms and then back to elbows. Complete 20 movements 3 times.

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