Firefighter recruitment competitions are is usually conducted by local authorities (city/county councils), contacting your local authority is the most direct way to find out if there will be a recruitment competition in your area. This website provides updates on Firefighter vacancies.
When a firefighter recruitment competition does open in your area, you would make an application. For larger firefighter recruitment competitions, if your application meets the eligibility criteria such as educational requirements, driving licence, age and health requirements, then you will be called forward to the next stage of the firefighter recruitment process. For fulltime firefighter positions, the stages of the recruitment competition generally include physical fitness test, aptitude/psychometric tests, work-related tests, interview, and a medical. However, the process can vary between areas and type of position (e.g. full-time versus retained/on-call).
The stages of the recruitment competition generally include physical fitness test, aptitude/psychometric tests, work-related tests, interview, and a medical. However, the order of these can vary between competitions.
The job of a Fulltime Firefighter is very varied. The following details the main responsibilities: –
- Promoting Community Fire Safety
- Resolving emergencies (fire and rescue)
- Developing local awareness
- Promoting health and safety
- Continued personal development
- Managing resources and information