Careers in firefighting

Nowadays there's more to being a 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.

Job details

The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service offers a wide variety of interesting and challenging career opportunities with excellent salaries and conditions.

Firefighters enjoy

  • 9 weeks annual leave
  • Excellent Roster – 2 days, 2 nights – 4 days off
  • Paid training
  • Ongoing learning opportunities
  • Job satisfaction
  • Comradeship
  • Good promotional aspects
  • Great working conditions

Applicants must

  • Be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Have NO significant criminal history
  • Be physically fit and healthy and complete a Fitness Test
  • 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
  • Hold a Certificate in First Aid

Have either

  • 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.