If your acquired skills and life experiences have given you all the things on our list, then we want to hear from you. Don’t worry, we’ll look after getting you ready for the last one.
SFRS is not currently recruiting for wholetime firefighters at this time. Please check back or follow us on social to be notifed when the next window opens.
There are a lot of myths about becoming a firefighter. Read below to separate the facts from the fiction!
Myth! There are no height restrictions to become a firefighter.
Myth! Lots of our team are parents and being a firefighter fits perfectly around them.
Partial myth - You do have to be prepared to put the work in but there’s guidance available for our fitness tests.
Myth! We go to various incidents including RTC’s, chemical jobs and water rescue. We also work on fire prevention.
Here are some of the qualities and attributes we look for in a firefighter:
To be trustworthy and reliable
Able to understand and respect diversity and adopt a fair and ethical approach to others
You are open to change and actively seek to support it
An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
Willing to work scheduled shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays
Able to understand, retain, apply & adapt relevant information in an organised, safe & systematic way
Able to work effectively with others, both within the fire and rescue service and the community
Able to maintain an active awareness of the environment to promote safe and effective working
Be committed to work and able to develop yourself and others
Able to adopt a conscientious and proactive approach to work to achieve excellent standards
Able to maintain a confident and resilient attitude in highly challenging situations