Now the candidates have to pass a final psychological evaluation test.
212 candidates have passed the second test of the competitive examination to fill 32 positions in the Servei de Bombers de Mallorca, which consisted of a physical examination. This competitive examination process offers the largest number of places in the fire brigade in the last 15 years.
Among the candidates who have passed the tests are five women. During the registration process, the Consell de Mallorca carried out a publicity campaign to invite women to join the Servei de Bombers and encouraged them to apply. In this way, they wanted to break the stereotypes of masculinised professions.
The physical examination was divided into six parts: aquatic test, aerobic endurance, anterior upper body strength, posterior upper body strength, vertical jump and flexibility. The Col-legi Oficial de Llicenciats en Educació Física de les Illes Balears (Official College of Physical Education Graduates of the Balearic Islands) collaborated in the tests.
Now, all candidates have to pass a final test, which consists of a psychological evaluation by means of a multiple-choice test. The last exercise of the competitive examination will be held on 19 February at 10 a.m. in the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos building of the University of the Balearic Islands.
Those who pass this test will go on to a merit-based competition which, together with the results of the previous tests, will decide the 32 people who will fill the positions in the Servei de Bombers de Mallorca, provided they pass the specific training course. The rest of the candidates who have passed all the tests will be included in a pool to fill new posts.
This call for competitive examinations will consolidate the staff of the Servei de Bombers de Mallorca with 32 permanent positions and, in addition, will also serve to create a pool to fill 40 new positions. In this way, Consell’s commitment to an essential service such as that offered by the firefighters of Mallorca is clear.