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The Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Qualification for appointment

5.  The general requirements referred to in regulation 4 are that–

(a)the person is of good character;

(b)the person has attained the age of 18 years;

(c)either–

(i)the person has attained such qualifications in educational or vocational subjects as the fire authority maintaining the brigade may require, being such qualifications as necessitate a reasonable standard of proficiency in communication and numeracy and such other subjects, if any, as the fire authority may require; or

(ii)the fire authority is satisfied that the person is of such educational standard that it is unnecessary for that person to attain any such qualification; and

(d)a medical practitioner selected by the fire authority is satisfied that the person’s general state of health and fitness is satisfactory to carry out the duties of the role.

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