How to Become an Australian firefighter
The selection process for becoming a firefighter is tough. However, if you arm yourself with the right information, and the right practice materials, then your chances of passing will skyrocket.
On this page, you will find details of how to become a firefighter including tips on how to pass the firefighter selection process at the first attempt.
If you want to join the fire service and become a firefighter, then you will need to pass the tough selection process. Our comprehensive download guide has been written by a Fire Officer with 17 years experience in the job.
the Role of a FIrefighter
Although you have probably already reviewed the different ways that you might become a firefighter in Australia, most applicants make the mistake of defining the “role” in relatively general terms. The fire services in Australia are viewed in three ways:
- Urban and salaried.
- Rural and volunteer (with some salaried options).
- Government land with both salaried and volunteer opportunities.
It is fair to say that each Australian firefighter group or organisation has its own mission, culture, history, and goals. Thus, potential Australian firefighters have to consider these things, as they begin to select the ideal working environment for their needs. You need to consider whether you want to work in a rural area or urban landscape, in a full or part time capacity.
Remember too that most firefighters are not going to “just” fight fires. Most of the groups identified above are part of bigger groups and communities. Thus, you might be working to educate citizens and children about fire safety, or you might help committees to determine the best ways to reduce risk or to prevent fires in the first place. Australian firefighters are also called upon to do things such as:
- Inspecting the aftermath of bush or structure fires;
- Inspect buildings for safety and giving official approval;
- Working in rescue operations for incidents such as auto accidents, marine disasters or even rural/outback issues;
- There may even be a call for disaster response in certain firefighting jobs as well.
This all implies that a lot of skill and experience is required. Fortunately, all Australian firefighting organisations do have an educational period in which their fighters are trained, but you still need that “extra” something. What is that extra something? Well, most successful Australian firefighters tell you that this can include a range of things, such as:
- Enjoying being part of a team.
- Having a strong commitment to the community.
- Being agreeable to constant and ongoing training.
- Working directly with the public in many different ways, such as education, training, and preparedness.
- Being focused on preservation of wildlife and natural habitats.
- Being able to operate independently, but to also quickly follow orders from a higher authority figure.
- To remain calm in any sort of crisis or emergency situation.
Does this sound like you? If so, you are probably a good candidate for employment as a firefighter of some kind in Australia. Let’s move into some of the more specific requirements.
ESSENTIAL TIPS AND ADVICE ON PREPARING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN FIREFIGHTER SELECTION PROCESS
- Explanations and in-depth advice on what the Firefighter’s role actually is.
- Tips and strategies from serving AUS Firefighters on how to prepare correctly for the tough selection process.
- How to pass the Australian Firefighter interview with the highest scores possible.
- Actual example interview questions with guidance from experts on how to answer them.
- How and where to apply to become an Australian Firefighter, including application form tips.
- What the assessors are looking for from candidates, and how you can increase your chances of success.
SAMPLE FIREFIGHTER TESTS AND COMPREHENSIVE INTERVIEW PREPARATION
- Expert advice and guidance on what the Firefighter tests will involve.
- Preparing effectively for the tests, with lots of sample test questions.
- Sample concentration testing tool.
- Includes lots of sample psychometric test questions and answers.
- Sample interview questions and what the assessors will expect from you.
- How to answer each interview question effectively and how to focus on safety.
- How to respond to each of the interview questions.
- Insider tips on how to score high.
FREE BONUS ITEMS
WHEN YOU ORDER YOU WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FREE BONUSES:
Plus 30-days FREE ACCESS to the Firefighter online testing suite. Thereafter, just £5.95 per month. No minimum term. You may cancel anytime. Cancel before the 30-days are up and you will not be charged. Online suite access on PC, MAC and mobile devices.
With your order you will also be given a free bonus of additional psychometric tests.
This 250+ book is great to prepare you for different types of selection questions including numerical, verbal, mechanical and much more!