Specialist Fire Investigator
Fire Risk Management Officer (Specialist Fire
Minimum of 3 years secondary education. Many people acquire
tertiary qualifications prior to joining the NZ Fire Service.
All career training provided by the NZ Fire Service.
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
$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.