Fire Service Want More Women To Make The Grade

Only four women made it through the application process last year.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they are determined to find more female firefighters.

Last year, more that 700 women applied to become a firefighter, but only four made it through the application process and gruelling fitness tests.

WYFRS has just under 50 whole-time female firefighters and bosses want the organisation to better reflect the population it serves.

The new recruitment process this year coincides with International Women's Day. Fore more information click here.

WYFRS invited member of the media to taste the challenges new recruits will face. Check out the video below of our reporter James Crossling climbing up the tallest ladder they have (and hanging off it!):

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