Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021 – How to become a firefighter in NSW

Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021

Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021 Update.

Next Permanent Firefighter Recruitment Campaign for FRNSW will be JULY 2022.

Applications for the next Permanent Firefighter Recruitment intake will commence in or around July 2022. Please check this page regularly for updates, I just wanted to get the update out to you and what we know now.

See the bottom for my conclusion, I will update you when we update the details as well

We will be looking into the firefighter recruitment process for 2021 & 2022 so you can be as informed as possible.

Ill include some whispers we are hearing about Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021 / 2022 for now but that’s all they are at this stage.

The information we have at the moment shows that Revelian will still be the provider with cognify being a big part of the NSW firefighter recruitment process in 2021 and 2022.

If you are looking to prepare for NSW Firefighter tests we have Revelian practice tests & Cognify practice tests.

PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM FOR MY CONCLUSION

Recruitment Process as ist stands for Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021

Stage 1: has 2 parts

Part 1. Application process – minimum requirements are submitted:
• Proof of name/ citizenship
• Driver’s license
• Response to 2 targeted questions

Part 2. Online Exams – includes the online assessments for Cognitive Ability, Work Safety Test, Work Reliability and Emotify

Stage 2: PAT – Has 3 stages. Exercises are as follows:

STAGE A: Two tasks to be completed with no time limit.

TASK 1: REDUCED VISIBILITY SEARCH
TASK 2: LADDER SIMULATION

STAGE B: The aim is to complete four tasks in 15 minutes.

TASK 1: SINGLE-SIDED JERRY CAN CARRY
TASK 2: STAIR CLIMB WITH SINGLE-SIDED JERRY CAN CARRY
TASK 3: RESCUE TOOL STATIC HOLDS
TASK 4: REPEATED HOSE DRAG

STAGE C: The aim is to completed two tasks in 2 minutes

TASK 1: FIRE ATTACK SIMULATION
TASK 2: FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Stage 3: Merit-based stages

• Review of two targeted questions – Merit selection will determine which candidates progress to the Online verification stage

NOTE: Only those who qualify for the physical assessment will progress to this stage. A selection panel is in charge of reviewing your answers.

• Online Verification – required of candidates who passed psychometric exams to prove capabilities
• Interview and Group Activity

For Interview – candidate will be assessed by a diverse people made of four groups with 2 panelists each
For Group Activity – made to establish effectivity in working with teams; exercises are random

• Employment Checks – includes reference checks, conduct and service checks, driving history check, criminal records check

Stage 4: Medical Assessment

• To ensure you’re fit and healthy for the job – Candidates who progress to this stage will be required to undergo a detailed standardised pre-employment health assessment with a FRNSW Occupational Physician. Prior to this appointment candidates will need to provide certain test results as well as medical history

Stage 5: Offer of Employment

Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will know via email at this point. There should be an equal number of successful male and female candidates.

A criminal history check will be conducted. Those who pass the stringent screening will proceed to commence duty.

Stage 6: Recruit Training Program

Candidates who accepted the offer of employment and passed the criminal history check will undergo a 13-week training course. Being part of the course is not make you a full-fledged firefighter. You will have to successfully complete all trainings and requirements to graduate the course.

Stage 7: Graduation

Once 13 weeks recruit training is completed, you will graduate as a Level 1 Firefighter. You will be presented with your certificate (Certificate II in Public Safety) by the FRNSW Commissioner.

Conclusion – Firefighter Recruitment NSW 2021 & 2022

The process of How to become a firefighter in NSW does not seem to have changed.

Although you may be disappointed the next recruitment has been announced and is not until 2022 this gives so much opportunity to do the work you may need in order to beat the other 6000 or so applicants.

On the positive side the word on the street is FRNSW is short by as many as 600-700 operational employees looking into the future so I wouldn’t be surprised if the recruitment is either ramped up bought forward or they have 2 or more in the year which has happened many times.

The key as always is to be ready when they spring the announcement so you  are ready.

If you have questions or need help feel free to reach out to me via social or email. Otherwise you can book in to have a chat here

Cheers,

Brent

  • 2021-03-25

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