ok this is what i could find out about for the feds. I cant access teh fire service site ATM but will post their stuff soon.
there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of specific standards quoted here (Im sure they are high), but you get the idea.
Multistage fitness test
The multistage fitness test is a simple test produced by the Australian Coaching Council to measure maximum oxygen uptake. The test measures an officer?s ability in running a distance of 1000 meters, which may be required in the line of duty if responding to either a Code 1 or Duress alarm.
The test is conducted on flat ground with two lines 20 meters apart. The person being tested runs to and fro (shuttle run) along the measured lines, keeping up with a series of bleeps on a cassette. The timing of the bleeps starts slowly and gets progressively faster, so that it becomes harder and harder for the runner to keep up. The runner stops or is stopped when they can no longer maintain the set pace.
The agility test assesses strength and agility in negotiating obstacles, which maybe required by the nature of the duty a PSO may encounter. It has been identified that an obstacle course comprising of various stations at which a specific activity will have to be performed, will test agility. The stations are:
3 stage push ups
The person assumes a position with the body resting on the ground at full extension; this is known as the ?start position?. Keeping the body in a generally straight line, the body is lifted until the arms are fully extended, this is known as the ?up position?, after a pause, the body is then lowered until the ?start position?, this constitutes 1 repetition. The person continues repetitions at his/her own pace until the required standard is reached.
3 stage push up standards
The standard required is 5 repetitions at each designated station.
Scaling low walls
The person approaches the wall with momentum, leaps, gripping the top of the wall, pivoting at the torso then swinging the lower body over the wall using the natural momentum to carry over, ensuring the person lands with their feet at approximately shoulder width apart to cushion the impact through the natural mechanisms of the body. They continue through to the next station
Scaling low walls
The standard required is negotiating walls of 1.5 meters in height in a safe and controlled manner within the activity.
The person is required to run and swerve in and out of the cones.
The standard requires placement of cones 2 meters apart in series of set intervals of 1 meter. The person should not touch or knock over the cones.
This ability is tested by placing round hoops on the ground, side by side in lines. The person must place the right foot in all the right hoops and alternatively the left foot in the left hoops. The person is not to kick the hoops and must maintain the alternate left, right foot action.
The minimum standard required is placement of feet alternatively in hoops placed on the ground without touching or displacing them.
Lying on the stomach, alternatively using an elbow and knee action, the person propels himself/herself along the ground maintaining a low profile.
Crawl along distances of up to 20 meters as laid as stations.
The skill is tested by placing a beam of approximately 15 centimetres in width and 5 meters in length, which is raised off the ground.
Rapidly move along the beam from one end to the other without falling off.
High knee lifts
The skill is tested by placing obstacles at a height of 70 centimetres evenly in a row, causing the person to use a high knee lift action to step over the obstacles.
High knee lifts
Step over obstacles with out knocking them over or displacing them.
Having a step of approximately 30 centimetres in height tests the skill. The person is required to step up to and down from the platform.
Step up to and down from platform constitutes one repetition. The person must complete 20 repetitions.
Conduct of the agility test
Persons are timed over the agility activity as laid out in the attached diagram. Each must complete the course, ensuring all components are achieved within in the requirements laid down. If a person does not complete an activity correctly they may reattempt that activity. The person may make three attempts to make the required standards and if this is not achieved a ?fail? will be recorded.
A) 1 minute 30 seconds
B) 1 minute 45 seconds
C) 2 minutes
Lift and drag
The lift and drag has been designed to test the person?s ability to drag an object or person, if needed in the line of duty. This skill may be required when clearing obstacles, or dragging an injured person to safety, or placing an uncooperative person into a vehicle.
The person will be required to lift and drag a weight of approximately 75 kg over a distance of 20 meters using correct techniques, ensuring they use leg strength.
Lift and drag
Approximately 75 kg weight to be lifted and dragged over a distance of 20 meters. This is not a timed activity.
One of the best ways to prepare for a test like this is to break the test down into stations, training each station at least once a week. Working on form and speed for each one. Then puting it all together once a month to see how much you have improved. You should also continue your general training – weights and conditioning – but it should be somewhat specific to the above stations.