Information and practice days

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Information and practice days

Career Firefighter Expression of Interest - 
CFF EOI for the 2019 National Recruitment Round 1 

Open for applications 4th February 2019 and closed at 10am 4th of March 2019.

The first step in the recruitment process is our Information days and Practice days. Although these are not compulsory they are recommended if you are seriously considering becoming a Career Firefighter.  Please refer to the schedule below for dates, times & locations of these days.

  • The Information Day is focused on giving you an understanding of the recruitment process and what a recruit’s course entails.  We will also have an operational crew on hand to tell you about what the job involves (both good and bad). They will then be showing you over a truck and some of the equipment Firefighters use. Most importantly it is a valuable way for you to gain an understanding of what life is like for an Operational Firefighter.
  • The Practice Day is a full setup of our Physical Pre-entry Test. (PPT) You can test yourself against our fitness requirements and see if you are fit enough already, or if there are certain areas you need to work on between now and the real tests in March.

Information & practice days are currently closed. 
Missed out? We’re still interested in hearing from you.


If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing 


Also see our current testing dates.