There is no such thing as a typical firefighter – we come from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life.

If you’d like to apply to become a Trainee Firefighter, the most important things are your determination, motivation and ability to work in a team.

The Tasmania Fire Service continually reviews and revises our recruitment and selection arrangements to improve diversity among candidates, reflecting the community we serve.

To be considered for the position of a Trainee Firefighter you need to successfully complete all 9 Stages of the Application Process – which are:

1. Written Application

2. Physical Fitness Assessment (Shuttle Run)

3. Cognitive Ability and Psychological Assessment

– Familiarisation Day

4. Physical Abilities Assessment

5. Review of Written Application and Shortlisting for Interview

6. Medical Assessment

7. Interview

8. Referee Reports

9. Pre-Employment Check

– Final Selection and Appointment