How to apply

Ready to become a paid firefighter?

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 is today, 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 either calling 0800 FIRE RECRUIT (0800 347 373) or emailing recruiting@fireandemergency.nz.

Otherwise, please hit the ‘Apply Now’ button below and take the first step towards an exciting new career – where you'll have a real sense of purpose and a new nationwide family!

The next recruitment round will be for Auckland candidates available to start a training course on 4 April 2018 only. Applications for these vacancies will open on 1 December 2017 and close at 10am on 16 January 2018. We will be holding a national recruitment round early in 2018, dates will be confirmed later this year.

See our current testing dates.

To register for a practice day please click ‘Apply now’ below.