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Do you really want to be a firefighter?

Do you really want to be a firefighter?

The following list of questions has been designed to help you decide whether being a firefighter is really for you:

  • Are you genuinely interested in people?

  • Can you get on with people from different backgrounds and cultures?

  • Do you want to work as part of a close-knit team?

  • Can you work under pressure?

  • Can you think on your feet and solve problems when you know a lot depends on the suggestion you come up with?

  • Do you have the sensitivity to deal with members of the public when they are distressed, confused or being obstructive?

  • Can you take responsibility for representing the Service when you are at work and when you are not?

  • Are you committed to always maintaining and developing your skills?

  • Are you prepared to study to develop and expand your skills?

  • Are you prepared for the demands of working in a disciplined uniformed service in which you will have to take orders from other people?

  • Can you accept the need to keep to rules that tell you what you can and cannot wear?

  • Are you committed to maintaining your health and physical fitness?

  • Is regular exercise part of your everyday life?

  • Are you a practical person who likes to work with your hands/equipment?

  • Do you enjoy making things or finding out how things work?

  • Are you someone who can always be relied on to be somewhere on time?

  • Are you someone that others see as dependable?

  • Are you prepared to work outside in all types of weather, when it is wet and cold?

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