The first step in applying to become a firefighter is submitting your written application.

The first step in the selection process is your written application.

You must provide a written statement against each selection criteria demonstrating your suitability for the position of Firefighter.

Provide at least one example against each criterion and for each example outline the situation, your role, and the outcome.

The word limit is 300 words per criterion.

Selection Criteria 1 – Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a variety of situations.

Selection Criteria 2 – An ability to undertake manual tasks and to acquire skills, knowledge and competence.

Selection Criteria 3 – Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.

Selection Criteria 4 – A demonstrated capacity to use initiative and judgement.

Selection Criteria 5 – A demonstrated capacity to work in a manner that is consistent with the TFS values of service, professionalism, integrity and consideration.

Selection Criteria 6 – Demonstrated ability to work safely and maintain a safe workplace.

In addition to the written application, you will need to provide the following:

  • Resume/CV – outlining your previous work experience and education/trade qualifications, including the name and contact details for two referees who support your application.
  • Driver Licence details – it is an essential requirement for a firefighter to hold a current manual driver licence with no restrictions. You must also be eligible to apply for a medium rigid driver licence by the start of the Firefighter Development Program. The current licencing requirements state that you may apply for a medium rigid licence if you hold a manual drivers licence. If you have a provisional licence, you must be 19 years of age and have held the licence for at least 12 months at the start of the Firefighter Development Program.

You must complete all of the required steps for your application to be accepted. 

Applications that are incomplete and/or do not meet all the above requirements will not progress to the next stage.