DFES Firefighter Recruitment 2019: Insights and Updates



DFES Firefighter Recruitment 2019


Hey guys!

Brent Clayton here from firerecruitmentaustralia.com and today I’m going to run you through ‘some’ recruitment updates and insights with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services – that’s DFES, from Western Australia.

Recruitment will officially open on 8 January and will last for two weeks ending on the 22nd of the month. And for those of you who haven’t noticed, this coming intake’s recruitment process is slightly different from that of the previous one. This year, after being shortlisted, you will be invited to the Task-based assessment and Group Interview. The goal is to most likely see how well you perform in a group (teamwork) and how well you interact with others. You can check out this link for tips on Group Interview.

Those who passed the initial stage will then progress to the Physical Aptitude Testing. The benchmark for the BEEP Test will be 9.6 for both male and female applicants. And unlike last year where 10 exercises were required to pass Physical namely: BEEP Test, Grip Strength, PAT Test, Simulated Heavy Tool Operation, Simulated Hose Drag, Height Anxiety Test, Confined Space Anxiety Tunnel Crawl, Simulated Casualty Rescue, Equipment Handling and Hose Coupling Test; this year, only four exercises (Beep Test, Round Robin, Height Anxiety and Confined Space Tunnel Crawl) are posted by DFES on their official Youtube channel as demo for the elements of PAT.

Next is the Aptitude Testing. Whereas, for most fire services, it usually comes first, DFES will have it mid-recruitment after you’ve passed the first two stages. DFES Recruitment also confirmed they’ll still be using Saville Consultancy as their exam provider. 


The last two stages of recruitment are the panel interview and medical assessment, respectively.  


A few important reminders as you go through the application process:

1. Visit DFES website regularly for updates and information especially on the components of the Selection Process. 

  1. Submit your application early. Do not leave it for later.
  2. Always provide required attachments to further strengthen your profile.
  3. Read and follow instructions carefully.
  4. Wear appropriate attire and footwear during the physical exams.
  5. Although not mandatory, it is to your advantage to attend info sessions as information on the upcoming stage/s of recruitment will be discussed there. It is also the best time to ask questions and learn more about DFES.


I’m Brent Clayton this is firerecruitmentaustralia.com. I hope you found this article helpful. If you don’t want to miss out on updates just make sure you follow us on facebook and if you want to continue the convo, chat a comment or send us a PM and we’ll be more than happy to assist. Good luck! 






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