Information and practice days

Attending an Information and Practice Day is the first step in the recruitment process for many of our candidates. It’s not compulsory to attend but is a great, no-strings-attached way to get a taste for the role and kick-start your journey to become a Career Firefighter.

What the session covers

Not only will you hear about why this is an epic career, our team will also be there to provide you with guidance and helpful tips to put your best foot forward in the recruitment process.

We'll take you through:

  • What a firefighter does.
  • A breakdown of the recruitment process and how to prepare.
  • What the Recruit Training Course entails.
  • Tools of the trade such as fleet and equipment.
  • Opportunity to practice the Physical Pre-Entry Test(PPT).
  • A chance to pick our firefighters brains and hear firsthand why they reckon it’s the best job in the world!

This round of Information and Practice Days


Date and time

Email to book or for more information:


Whangarei Fire Station - 12 Mansfield Terrace.


Saturday 27 April

9:00am, 12:00pm

Avondale, Auckland

Avondale Fire Station - 162 Blockhouse Bay Road.


Wednesday 10 April

From 5:30pm

Papatoetoe, Auckland

Papatoetoe Fire Station - 15A Lambie Drive.


Wednesday 17 April

From 5:30pm

Mt Wellington, Auckland

Mt Wellington Training Centre, Pleasant View Road.


Sunday 21 April

8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm


Hamilton Fire Station - 189 Anglesea Street.

Hamilton Central.

Wednesday 10 April

From 5:30pm


Masterton Fire Station – 2 Chapel Street.

Masterton, Wellington.


Saturday 13 April


Avalon, Wellington

Avalon Fire Station - 955 High Street.

Avalon, Lower Hutt.

Wednesday 27 March

From 5:30pm

Kilbirnie, Wellington

Kilbirnie Training Centre - 155 Rongotai.

Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Saturday 20 April

9:00am, 12:00pm


Woolston Training Centre - 9 Olds Place.

Woolston, Christchurch.

Saturday 11 May

9:00am, 12:00pm


Dunedin City Station - 85 Castle Street.

Dunedin Central, Dunedin.

Saturday 20 April

9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm


Check back regularly to view updated dates, times, and additional locations if applicable.

Also, see our current testing dates.

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