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How to apply as a project firefighter

Every year we recruit Project Firefighters,
or PFFs, to work in our parks and forests at over 80 locations across Victoria.
Our firefighters are men and women from all walks of life and backgrounds.
You are part of a committed team that helps protect communities from bushfires and makes
Victoria safer. You will learn new skills, be challenged,
and make a great local contribution. Applications for the 2016-17 season open from
the 12th of August until the 4th of September 2016.
You can apply to be a Project Firefighter, Rappel or Hover Exit Firefighter, or a Fire
Support Officer. Separate applications are required for each
role you are interested in. To apply to be a Rappel or Hover Exit Firefighter,
you need to have one year’s experience as a Project Firefighter.
Employment is full-time, available for 18, 26 or 34 weeks of the year, generally starting
in November or December. The first step is an online application.
To do this you need to hold a current manual driver’s licence, and be an Australian citizen,
permanent resident, or hold a valid work visa for the employment period.
From there we shortlist the online applicants and invite some to a face-to-face interview.
Then we initiate a national police check. After this, recommended applicants complete
medical and fitness tests which differ depending on which role you are interested in.
After this we offer successful applicants the job.
Successful applicants then attend two to three weeks of training camps in November-December
to get ready to be on the ground. We want to make sure you and the role are
a perfect match. And, you never know where it could take you.
To find out more, and apply online, visit or all 136 186.

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