Common Mistake for FRNSW Firefighter Recruitment Applicants



Don’t Make This Common Mistake

Here’s the mistake so I don’t drone on and waste your time.

Big Mistake 1

Waiting for the recruitment to open before starting work on improving your skills.

SIMPLE as that.

Here is an example of what I’m talking about.

I just got of a call with one of my previous students that was successful with FRNSW and I wanted to share his journey with you to give this some context about those that get the job and those that DO NOT get the job.

We started working together in May in my coaching program for aiming for the next recruitment of FRNSW that STARTED in July that year which gave him 10 weeks of preparation opportunity before the start of the recruitment process.

This was what he did:

  • Showed up to all coaching sessions
  • Completed the tasks set out by myself and our team of coaches
  • Practiced, got feedback and coaching then practiced some more
  • Continued to follow all instructions and do the work that was set out for him


End of October the same year.

“I got into the FRNSW. I just want to thank you so much! You have been the most amazing help to me and have gone above and beyond to help. I truly think I couldn’t have done it without your help. I feel so numb! Such a surreal feeling. But yeah I really hope you know how appreciative I am of you :)”

So here’s what I’m trying to illustrate. I’m not saying you can’t rapidly increase your chances quickly as we have done this for many people who are now walking around in professional firefighter uniforms.

What I am saying is if you are really serious about becoming a firefighter you need to look at it as a journey and plan to tackle it before the starting pistol fires for the next round of recruitment, In most cases your not just going to roll in the door with minimal effort.

This is the same reason most firefighters are keen to help people and share the story of their journey into the job that proves elusive for so many. It requires work, preparation and good guidance.

Think about anything that has been really worthwhile in life. In my case it has been some of the most difficult things that turn out to be the most rewarding.

So if you have answered the question that this is the job for you, start planning today on the actions you will take to improve your prospects before another round of recruiting starts and your up against people like my friend from the above story.



Brent C

After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been in the fire service 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 300 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.

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