Planning For Firefighter Recruitment 2016

Top 3 Tips for Firefighter recruitment in 2016

Just before I get into it, i just want to wish all of those the best of luck and fortune that are currently in a firefighter recruitment process at the moment and also those of you aspiring to be in the future, It really is a rewarding and worthwhile career and lifestyle you are persuing. So you can be sure all the hard work, waiting and effort you are putting in or about to put in is for a great goal.

Today i want to run you through what I experienced with firefighter recruitment in Australia in 2015 and a few tips on how I would approach firefighter recruitment in 2016 If I were in your position or the position of an aspiring fire service applicant.

Tip Number 1.

Do not wait until the fire service your looking to gain a position with starts advertising they are recruiting. I spoke with a number of people this year and currently that were telling me, ” I need to get better at the aptitude test for the fire service” I would ask them how long they had and where they were up to and all to often it would be a few weeks and ” I haven’t started yet” which is honestly the single reason why some people that could have jobs as firefighters don’t this year. So plan ahead and commit Just make the decision, in OR out

Tip Number 2.

Approach firefighter recruitment in2016 with a strategy to ensure you will be ready when the opportunity pops up, have all the resources you need to be successful and a plan on how you are going to get there. A structured and planned approach can often win over other applicants that haven’t put the time effort and thought into how they are going to win at each step throughout the recruitment campaign.

Tip Number 3.

Find your weaknesses so that you can turn them into strengths and dominate, this needs to be done well in advance to the recruitment campaign so that you have an entirley solid application from start to finish. To do this you need to have a thorough understanding of the recruitment process so that you know what to do to identify strengths and weaknesses. You will also need specific service relevant  materials in orders to make big gains in these opportunistic areas once they are identified.

I sincerely hope this helps you put things more clearly into perspective as well as identifying a few key things you may not have thought of moving forward.

Whether it’s the application, the aptitude test, personality profiling / Work Safety or the fire service interview, these are all components that can be improved on with the right guidance and planning.




I will list below some of the resources and services I have put together to help you with specific areas of testing.


Comprehensive Guide to Australian Fire Brigade Exams  – Book

The Process To Success

1 on 1 Coaching Programme

We can also help with interview preperation as well as any other aspect of the recruitment process, This is my passion so i only use and recommend the absolute best resources I come accross as well as spending a power of time making sure I’m up to date with services from all over Australia.



Brent Clayton

After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been working since 2007 to learn everything about how Fire Services Recruitment works. I've tested and refined proven methods to help people get the edge over the competition. Today, over 100 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.

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