Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has launched its 2019 recruitment campaign, inviting men and women with a range of skills and experiences to take up a career as a firefighter.
Commissioner of FRNSW, Paul Baxter announced the campaign during a graduation ceremony for 16 new firefighters held at the new FRNSW Emergency Services Academy in Orchard Hills.
Commissioner Baxter said the campaign, which normally attracts over 6,000 applications each year, is targeting applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
“We are looking for people who reflect the professionalism, dedication and values of Fire and Rescue NSW, including people who may have never considered becoming a firefighter,” Commissioner Baxter said.
“Our newest class of graduates – which includes a former interior designer, a professional lifeguard, a physiotherapist, a commercial diver, a youth worker and a builder – demonstrates that great firefighters come from all types of backgrounds.”
He said he hoped the success of the graduating class would inspire others to apply.
Commissioner Baxter said applicants for the service would need to complete an online application before 4 August and then undergo a series of tests, including problem solving and a Physical Aptitude Test.
“Successful applicants will be trained to be prepared for anything, as our firefighters do so much more than fight fires,” he said.
“We are looking for fit, passionate and resilient individuals.”
Further information and application forms relating to the recruitment drive can be accessed at this PS News link.