The Best Way To Become A Firefighter In Australia

I came across this question amongst the emails I receive, to start with I thought it was a bit of a strange question but I am going to give you my insight on the best way to become a firefighter in Australia.

First things first, you will need to decide if you are willing to move or if you would need to get a career with a fire service within commuting distance from your current residential location.

Once you have established whether or not you will move for the firefighting job it is then onto thoroughly researching the different fire services within your area. This could include employment with air services Australia as a firefighter, the state fire services or industry fire services within your given area. It is important to look at the role of a firefighter in each of these positions and decide which one appeals to you at the time.

Once you have chosen the no1 fire service you want to gain employment with, you need to look at there recruitment process in detail as well as there conditions of employment as far as pay leave and roster go, this can vary dramatically from organisation to organisation. The employment conditions are important because it will dictate your lifestyle to some degree in most cases and you want to make a win in my opinion.

The best way to become a firefighter in Australia. Once you have completed the above you need to start looking at ways to position yourself favourably for selection so you don’t waste time on having to repeat the application process, in some cases this could cost you 12 months or more.

I encourage getting as much help to give yourself the best chance at landing a firefighting job the first time. You can find someone that is in the service that you are looking to enter to guide you through the process, having a mentor is a surefire way to speed up your success in this process. A word of warning, make sure the information you are getting is up to date, this is a common pitfall for some applicants.

One of the key things you can do to help is as follows: get a copy of the position description from the fire service and start thinking about how your skills align with those on the position description. This sounds simple but is absolute gold. I can also help you with every detail of the process to give you your best chance and make sure you are not wasting valuable time energy and stress.

This is a brief overview of the best way to become a firefighter in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed it and got something out of it.

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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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