Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to respond to emergencies while keeping our people & communities safe.


Current testing dates

The next round of National Career Firefighter Recruitment open Monday February 3rd to March 3rd  2020.

Please see table below outlining the dates and locations for each stage of testing for this National Recruitment Round:

Our next lot of Information and Practice sessions will be in May/June, prior to the second National Recruiting Round for 2020. Dates to be confirmed soon.

12-week course

Successful candidates who are offered employment from this round will be placed on a 12-week training course, commencing:

  • June 29th 2020

  • September 21st 2020

Please make sure you've read all the information available on this website so you have a thorough understanding of what the role of a modern firefighter, whether you'll pass our police and medical checks, and to make sure this is something you want to do for a career!

Not 100% sure? Consider volunteering as a firefighter first to make sure it's the right role for you. You can find more information in our volunteering section.

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing recruiting@fireandemergency.nz