The safety and wellness of Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFF) is a high priority for the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) and its’ member agencies.

Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFF) must be physically fit in order to fight wildland fires safely and effectively, as well as to avoid injuries and recover rapidly. In particular, they must have suitable levels of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and muscular endurance.

The WFX-FIT is an unbiased, valid job-related physical performance standard used to determine whether an individual possesses the physical capabilities necessary to meet the rigorous demands encountered while fighting wildland fires.

This section provides details on the test itself, equipment, training, instructions, FAQs and contact information.

Do not contact CIFFC for dates and locations of fitness testing as this is arranged by each agency. Agencies and contacts are listed in the FAQ and Contacts page below.