ACT Fire & Rescue seeking to find the next generation of Canberra's firefighters

Applications have now opened for ACT Fire & Rescue’s (ACTF&R) latest intake of firefighters.

Are you looking for a career with meaningful challenges and a rewarding lifestyle? Being a firefighter can be a fulfilling career for intelligent, fit, community-minded people ready to accept the challenge.

A career as a firefighter with ACTF&R is varied – it involves responding to fires and various incidents including medical emergencies, motor vehicle incidents, all types of rescue, natural disasters and hazardous material emergencies.

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Georgeina Whelan said ACT Fire & Rescue was looking for individuals who reflect the professionalism, dedication and core values of the service.

“We strongly encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply and we hope to see more of our community represented in the next recruitment college,” Commissioner Whelan said.

ACTF&R A/g Chief Officer Matthew Mavity said the current Ready. Willing. Able. campaign had been generating plenty of interest in a career as a firefighter among the ACT community.

“We have received a great level of interest from the community, with current firefighters hosting Q&A sessions for potential recruits, providing them with all of the information about the role and life of a firefighter,” A/g Chief Officer Mavity said.

“We have hosted multiple come and try sessions and bootcamps over the past few months outlining and educating community members on the necessary skills, capabilities and talents potential applicants will require to undertake the varied work that our firefighters do.”

If you are ready to make a difference to your community and see yourself as an ACTF&R firefighter, apply now at

Applications close 19 July.

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