Acrophobia Test

The acrophobia test requires candidates to climb a 30 foot ladder, wearing a harness, helmet and gloves for safety purposes. 

  • “I wanted to let you know the whole process was really well run on your end! I have done many of these types of testing days in the past at other facilities and it’s usually a nightmare. Tests followed by long intervals of waiting around – never knowing where to go next…Saturday was a breeze – the staff was super helpful and while I hope to not have to do this process again, if I do, I hope it’s through Firefighter Services of Ontario!”
    -Donald Owens, Fire Fighter Candidate

The acrophobia test requires candidates to climb a 30 foot ladder, wearing a harness, helmet and gloves for safety purposes. Once at the top of the ladder candidates will be asked to anchor themselves with one leg over and through the rung. Before returning to the ground, candidates will be asked to connect two hose couplings, lean backwards on the ladder and look down at a mark on the ground for 10 seconds.

Failure will result if the candidate is:

  • unable to climb to the top of the ladder.
  • unable to complete the leg lock.
  • unable to connect the hose couplings
  • unable to lean back hands free.
  • unable to look down at the mark on the ground for 10 seconds.
  • unable to climb back down unassisted.

Attire: T-shirt or long sleeve shirt, track pants, socks, and running shoes.

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Firefighter Services of Ontario is pleased to partner with the following municipalities, cities and townships throughout Ontario.

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