2018 Firefighter Recruitment

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

2018 Firefighter Recruitment

Become a Firefighter

Take the first step towards an exciting new career – where you'll have a real sense of purpose and a new nationwide family! Applications open on 20 July and close at 10am on 20 August 2018. You must pass a series of tests (including fitness) before progressing to the formal interview stage. Successful candidates must be available to start residential training on 7th January or 1st April 2019. 

You don't need to be some kind of superhuman

Some people think that becoming a firefighter might require you to be some kind of superhuman. But the reality is quite different. We have people from all walks of life, various ethnicities, ages and gender who are a part of Fire and Emergency New Zealand and who love what they do in their local communities. This video will break down the steps of the recruitment process so you can decide if firefighting is the career for you. 

You don't need to be some kind of superhuman

Some people think that becoming a firefighter might require you to be some kind of superhuman. But the reality is quite different. We have people from all walks of life, various ethnicities, ages and gender who are a part of Fire and Emergency New Zealand and who love what they do in their local communities. This video will break down the steps of the recruitment process so you can decide if firefighting is the career for you. 

Get ready for rapid-fire tests during PAC day

This video focuses on the Practical Assessment Centre (also known as PAC) day. PAC day is a range of rapid-fire tests which assess your problem solving, teamwork and communication skills. If you pass you’ll move onto a formal interview, which is a one hour behavioural based interview to look at your strengths and attributes.

Get ready for rapid-fire tests during PAC day

This video focuses on the Practical Assessment Centre (also known as PAC) day. PAC day is a range of rapid-fire tests which assess your problem solving, teamwork and communication skills. If you pass you’ll move onto a formal interview, which is a one hour behavioural based interview to look at your strengths and attributes.

When you've made it as a Recruit

Candidates are now recruits. You’ll come to National Training Centre in Rotorua for a 12 week live-in course. It’s vital that recruits prepare – both physically and mentally. You must maintain your fitness and have good support networks.

When you've made it as a Recruit

Candidates are now recruits. You’ll come to National Training Centre in Rotorua for a 12 week live-in course. It’s vital that recruits prepare – both physically and mentally. You must maintain your fitness and have good support networks.

Register your interest

To receive email alerts and reminders until registration opens on the 20th July 2018, be sure to register your interest.