James – Hobart Fire Brigade
Why did you want to become a firefighter?
I wanted a career that was rewarding, challenging and interesting.
What career were you in before becoming a TFS firefighter?
I was a carpenter working for a small residential building company.
What do you love about your job?
Learning new skills, pushing myself, the unknown, the people I work with and shift work.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to apply to become a TFS firefighter?
Take your time and put effort into your application, plus study for the aptitude and physical testing.
What would you say to someone who’s often wondered but never applied to become an TFS firefighter?
Research the job and talk to people in the profession to find out if its for you.
What career development opportunities are available to you as a firefighter?
I’m currently working through my pay points to become a senior firefighter which is a four year program from start to finish.
What are your future aspirations within the TFS?
I’m aiming to finish my pay points, to continue learning and teach others.
How does the role fit with your lifestyle?
Its great, I have lots of time to spend with my family and friends and to go surfing.
What interests do you have outside of work?
I really enjoy being outdoors, I often surf, play golf, and go walking and fishing.