Fire Fighter

Job Description

Firefighters are trained emergency response specialists who serve to protect public life and property. They control and extinguish fires and respond to other emergency calls including search and rescue and high angle rescue, and motor or marine accidents. They are trained in first aid and have a high level of physical fitness combined with the ability to stay calm when working under extreme pressure.

Careers Ladder


There are no educational requirements for becoming a firefighter, however all candidates must undergo literacy, numeracy and mechanical reasoning testing as part of the recruitment process. A high level of fitness is required, and a minimum physical aptitude standard must be met.

Hold a current Australian driver’s licence with 2 years’ driving experience.

Apply online and undergo the mandatory recruitment testing process including personality test, physical aptitude test, selection interview, medical assessment and shuttle run testing.

Undertake the 14-week induction and meet all required competencies during the 6-month probationary period in order to attain a permanent position. Applicants must also pass a criminal history check and hold an Australian driver’s licence with 2 years’ driving experience.


  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Flexibility
  • Problem-solving
  • Resilience
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Understanding and sensitivity
  • Physical Fitness
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Tolerance
  • Self-Sacrifice

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;