Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

How to apply to be Dispatcher

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Are you ready to become a Fire and Emergency Dispatcher?

Being a Fire and Emergency Dispatcher is a challenging but extremely rewarding role where no two days are the same. As a Fire and Emergency Dispatcher you will be answering 111 calls, allocating resources to respond to incidents and supporting incident ground operations. 

Take a look at the resources below to find out if you have what it takes to be a Fire and Emergency Dispatcher at one of our three communication centres – in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 

We have two scheduled recruitment rounds per year, but do occasionally recruit outside these periods. 

If there are no current vacancies in your area, feel free to register your interest via the Recruitment team