Who’d have thought that fighting fires would be the last one on our list.

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.

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Myth Busting

There are a lot of myths about becoming a firefighter. Read below to separate the facts from the fiction!

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You have to be really tall

Myth! There are no height restrictions to become a firefighter.

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It's not possible with a young family

Myth! Lots of our team are parents and being a firefighter fits perfectly around them.

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You have to be incredibly fit

Partial myth - You do have to be prepared to put the work in but there’s guidance available for our fitness tests.

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All they do is put out fires

Myth! We go to various incidents including RTC’s, chemical jobs and water rescue. We also work on fire prevention.

What are we looking for?

Here are some of the qualities and attributes we look for in a firefighter: