Specific training may vary between individual Fire Services. You will undergo a period of basic training managed by your Service Learning Development team. This training may take place within your Service or at the Fire Service College, which runs an 8-week intensive course that provides delegates with the foundation skills required to respond, prevent and adapt to the needs of the community they will serve.
The training is varied and demanding and may include:
There is a well-structured career path. All Services run the Integrated Personal Development System. Following your initial training you will be expected to undertake a continuous training programme including attending lectures, exercises, practical training sessions and other sessions and form of training to maintain your competence levels. You will also need to maintain your fitness levels.
Have been through a robust recruitment and selection process
Be fit for full operational duties in accordance with Service requirements
Attend with full fire kit, which conforms to current standards
Be open to self-study, including team and individual project work.