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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 serving your community?

  • Are you 18 or over at the time of applying?

  • Do you enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures?

  • Are you a team player?

  • Can you work under pressure?

  • Can you think on your feet and solve problems?

  • 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?

  • Can you take instruction from others?

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

  • Is regular exercise part of your everyday life?

  • Are you a practical person and able to use your own initiative?

  • 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 and environments?

  • Does working at height or enclosed spaced effect you? 

If you answered no to, or are unsure about, any of the questions above, we strongly suggest that you think seriously about whether being a firefighter is right for you.

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