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Human Resource Guidelines

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is a progressive, values driven organisation who place great importance on people.

Living our values and strong leadership are integral to the way we work with each other and the community for a safer Western Australia.

DFES has seven value sets:

1. Put the community first
2. Work together as a committed team
3. Respect and value each other
4. Continuously improve our services
5. Act with integrity and honesty
6. Have open and honest two way communications
7. Strive to keep ourselves and others safe


DFES is committed to ensuring its workforce reflects the diversity of the community by encouraging people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women to apply for the position of firefighter.

DFES’s Equal Opportunity Policy

DFES has a policy of equal opportunity and considers it the right of every employee and volunteer to carry out their job in an environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination and victimisation. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), is based on the principle that every person has the right to be assessed fairly for a job on merit.

Harassment is regarded by DFES as unacceptable and improper conduct which can lead to disciplinary action.

DFES does not have the right to intervene in the personal relationships of employees and volunteers.

DFES has proper concern and responsibility where behaviour:

  • Creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment
  • Adversely affects an individual's work performance
  • Adversely affects an individual's employment or promotion prospects
  • Results in resignation or unfair dismissal
  • Reflects on the integrity and standing of DFES

It is the responsibility of all individuals to make certain that proper standards of conduct are upheld in the workplace. Those in supervisory and managerial positions have to ensure that the work environment is free from all forms of harassment.


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