Apply to be a Career Firefighter online

Our first round of the year for 2023 has now closed. Our next round will open in July, exact dates TBC.


Testing dates for this National Round will be released as soon as we have them confirmed. 

As part of your application, you'll be asked to provide information, including:

  • Your personal details and contact information.
  • Two forms of identification, with at least one being photographic and one being proof of residency status.
  • Driver License, if applicable.
  • Details of your education history.
  • Details of your employment and life history for the past 10 years.  Please note: Life history includes periods of unpaid or volunteer work, school, study or extended period of travel.
  • Location preference

You’ll also be asked for responses designed to demonstrate:

  • Why you are interested in becoming a firefighter
  • Why you are the best person for the role
  • What are you most proud of
  • What have you done to prepare for this role.
  • How you have overcome any challenges you may have faced

Please note: It's important you disclose ALL information to Fire and Emergency New Zealand regarding any convictions/charges pending at this point and throughout the recruitment process.