Work experience

Cancellation of the FRNSW work experience program until further notice due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed by the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Government surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire and Rescue NSW Work Experience Program isn't taking any bookings for 2021 at this stage.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Please understand this decision was not taken lightly, but we feel it is in the best interest of the community and our firefighters.

If you have any questions please contact our Work Experience Coordinator


The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Work Experience Program provides participating students with an overview of the roles of FRNSW and its firefighters. It is delivered through both practical and theory sessions in a disciplined and safe working environment. Through this program, school students gain insight into FRNSW and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education.


Work Experience with us allows school students the opportunity to develop industry-specific skills and generic work skills in an authentic work environment.

By providing a work experience program, FRNSW assists schools to prepare young people for the workplace by providing meaningful workplace learning opportunities. As an employer FRNSW is acknowledged by the wider community for providing a work experience program that is highly valued by students, parents and careers advisors.

By participating in the work experience program, FRNSW is committed to being a highly valued contributor to the next generation of the Australian workforce.

Program information 

This program is delivered by an experienced FRNSW Station Officer, via theory and practical activities, in a safe and disciplined workplace environment. It includes visits to FRNSW operational support areas and fire stations.

Topics include:

  • roles and responsibilities of FRNSW, including specialist areas such as Hazmat, Rescue and Fire Investigation units
  • occupational health and safety
  • FRNSW employment conditions and recruitment information
  • fire behaviour and firefighting techniques
  • smoke awareness and fire safety information
  • understanding and using fire extinguishers
  • teamwork and communication
  • hose and hydrant and pump operation drills
  • safe driving (theory).

Participating students are expected to comply with FRNSW Work Experience Code of Conduct.

Where: Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy, Orchard Hills
Duration: 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
Hours: 8am - 4pm

Information Pack and Application Form

Download the Information Pack including Application Forms here (PDF).


For any further enquiries regarding the FRNSW Work Experience Program please contact:

FRNSW Work Experience Coordinator

Phone: 02 9318 4399

Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy
1 Distribution Drive,
Orchard Hills NSW 2748

Click here to learn about our new Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy.