25 September 2023

Firefighters fire up recruitment drive

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ACT Fire and Rescue has launched a recruitment campaign to attract Canberrans who were ready, willing and able to be the ACT’s future firefighters.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman said candidates must be physically and mentally prepared and he was pleased the new advertising campaign, Ready. Willing. Able, highlights what ACT Fire and Rescue was looking for.

Mr Gentleman said the Agency received many applications from people who were passionate about pursuing careers as firefighters, but unfortunately many were underprepared to successfully pass the physical and written assessments.

“As part of the campaign, ACT Fire and Rescue will host a series of Career Information Sessions, Come and Try days and practice BEEP test exercises to help candidates test their skills and learn what they need to do to become ready, willing and able,” Mr Gentleman said.

“Applications for the 2019 recruitment round open on 4 February 2019, but this proactive approach will help prospective applicants get ready for what’s in store.”

He said a range of video resources and links to book into the preparation sessions were available on the Agency’s website.

“If you are looking for a career with meaningful challenges and a rewarding lifestyle, begin preparing now to become an ACT Fire and Rescue firefighter,” the Minister said.

“Women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are especially encouraged to consider a career as a firefighter.”

More information is available from the ACT Fire and Rescue website at this PS News link.

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