Commissioner: We need more women as Firefighters
Published: 9th April 2015
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is gearing up for its 2015 permanent firefighter recruitment campaign with a particular emphasis on attracting more women to the ranks.
The 2015 permanent firefighter recruitment campaign will get underway during May with thousands of would-be firefighters expected to apply.
FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said now was the time for firefighter hopefuls to get themselves prepared for what he described as "the best job ever".
"We are particularly keen to reach out to fit and healthy women, most of whom have probably never thought of becoming a firefighter. There are hundreds of women who have taken this step over the last 30 years, and so we’re encouraging more to step forward and apply," he said.
"Being a firefighter is an immensely rewarding career. No two days are ever the same.
"If you want to make a difference by helping people, and want an interesting, incredibly rewarding career, then why not think about becoming a firefighter?
"With only a few weeks until applications open, now is the time to get yourself physically and mentally ready for the recruitment process."
Candidates will have to complete an online application and undergo a series of tests, including physical and psychological testing. There will also be special information sessions held across Sydney.
- Tuesday, 21 April – female firefighter information session (6pm-8pm, Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney)
- Thursday, 23 April – general information session (Rooty Hill RSL, 3-5pm and 6-8pm)
- Wednesday, 29 April – information session for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse applicants (Rooty Hill RSL, 6-8pm)
- Thursday, 30 April – women’s information session (Cronulla Leagues Club, 3-5pm)
- Thursday, 30 April – general information session (Cronulla Leagues Club, 6-8pm)
To find out what you need to do to get ready, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au