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Specialist Fire Investigator


Job title:  

Fire Risk Management Officer (Specialist Fire Investigator)


Qualifications required:

Minimum of 3 years secondary education. Many people acquire tertiary qualifications prior to joining the NZ Fire Service.


Training costs: 

All career training provided by the NZ Fire Service.


Career path:  

Normally starting as a paid operational firefighter with an option to progress into fire risk management as skills, knowledge and experience develop.

A small number of SFI's have entered laterally coming from diverse backgrounds including police, teaching and archaeology.


Salary range:  

$62k - $95K


Other careers this profession could lead to:

Private Fire Investigation, Territorial Authority building and consents, employment in other fire services in Australasia.


How to increase the chances of successfully entering this industry:

Demonstrate a passion for promoting the wellbeing of other people through active involvement in voluntary organisations, leadership roles in camps, sports teams.

A reasonable standard of fitness is required. 


Other places to source information about this job:

Visit the NZ Fireservice website http://www.fire.org.nz/recruit/


Other relevant points:

The NZ Fire Service is a national organisation and opportunities exist to work in various locations around the country as the skills you acquire throughout a fire service career are recognised through New Zealand and in most fire services in Australia.


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