Careers in firefighting
Nowadays there's more to being a professional firefighter than donning the uniform and heading out to fires – we now have a strong focus on fire prevention and education about the importance of fire safety.
Recruits are required to complete a sixteen to eighteen week Recruit Firefighter Training Course and subsequent on shift skills consolidation for a further period of eight (8) months. It is a permanent position with 12 months probation.
The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service offers a wide variety of interesting and challenging career opportunities with excellent salaries and conditions.
Fire fighters enjoy
- 9 weeks annual leave
- Excellent Roster – 2 days, 2 nights – 4 days off
- Paid training
- Ongoing learning opportunities
- Job satisfaction
- Good promotional aspects
- Great working conditions
- Be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
- Have NO significant criminal history.
- Be physically fit and healthy and complete a Fitness Test including a Shuttle Run (or Beep test, 9.6 is the minimum required).
- A Senior Secondary Education Certificate (Year 12 or equivalent) or
- A completed Trade Certificate or Tertiary Qualification or
- Be able to demonstrate considerable employment experience (minimum 2 years full time work experience), life skills and interaction with a variety of people and
- Possess a current open driver's licence with the ability to obtain a manual medium rigid drivers licence a minimum of 1 week prior to the recruit course start date. Evidence to be provided at interview.