Before you can join a Volunteer Fire Brigade, you must meet the Chief Fire Officer (CFO). This is an essential part of the process, as the CFO will determine your capacity and willingness to achieve the competencies and attributes required of a Brigade member. After meeting the CFO, you will be required to undergo security screening and if you've applied to be an operational Firefighter, medical screening. Once screening is complete, you can then apply to join the Brigade as a Recruit Firefighter..
The role you choose will determine the process you must go through to be accepted into the Brigade.
To find your closest Volunteer Fire Brigade visit this page and follow the prompts.
To be completed online via our recruitment portal.
All applicants 18 years old or over must be screened, ensuring they meet our security guidelines.
If an applicant is under 18 years of age when applying, they are not required to submit a screening disclosure form, but they must provide parental consent to the CFO to join the Brigade.
If applying for an operational Firefighter role, you must visit your GP, who will complete a medical form. Once the medical form is complete, the GP will send it to us with their invoice. To learn more about the medical assessment, download and read this document, or talk to the CFO of the Brigade you want to join.
If you're applying for an operational support or Brigade support role, you don't need to visit your GP, but you will need to complete a medical questionnaire.
For more information on the joining process, talk to the CFO of the Brigade you want to join.