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Firefighter Recruitment

DFES recruits Trainee Firefighters usually on an annual basis and successful applicants are usually offered positions in schools commencing in the following year.

Upon successful completion of the Firefighter Trainee School graduates will be posted to a Career Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Service Station anywhere in the State.

DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce that represents the diversity within WA and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal people, young people, females, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Further information for females is available here. If you are an Australian Aboriginal, please click here for more details.

On the right, there are links to a number of pages that you are encouraged to look at. These provide information on the role of a Firefighter, Frequently Asked Questions, and more information regarding the recruitment process. However, as the process has not yet been finalized, it may differ slightly from the information contained in these pages.

To register your interest in receiving updated information on our Firefighter Recruitment Process, please select from the following options:

Please note that DFES requires all applicants to obtain their manual licence (minimum HR-B) and hold a current Provide First Aid (competency HLTAID003 or equivalent) before they are eligible for consideration.

For further information about licence requirements, click here.
For further information about First Aid requirements, click here.

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Firefighter Recruitment Video


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