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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

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.