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    JD
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    Fire service

    Post by JD on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:21 am

    Wow theres not a lot of fire fighters on here. I am considering joining the fire service and was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips before applying. Thanks
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    Johnno
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    Re: Fire service

    Post by Johnno on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:09 am

    Get, and stay, fit.

    Whats your educational background and whats your age gender and race?

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    Post by JD on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:07 am

    Im 23 male finished high school and am NZ european
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    chch.3rdwatch
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    Re: Fire service

    Post by chch.3rdwatch on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:09 am

    My advice...join the Police.

    Nah, not really...
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    Mattz
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    Re: Fire service

    Post by Mattz on Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:02 am

    Male? European? Shit show of getting into Police with those credentials. Your age is on your side though....

    The NZ Fire Service has info regarding recruiting on it's website . They seem more structured and defined as far as the process of recruiting is concerned.

    Police pay is poor, however as far as I have been told, Firemen pay is worse, but they work a 4 days on 4 days off cycle so hours per week is generally less. The physical tests are more based on endurance and heavy lifting, under trying conditions like lack of vision, heat and smoke (as you would expect given the nature of the job). My advice would be to train with heavy clothing, spend a lot of time running up and down stairs while carrying weights or wearing a heavy back pack, swim and spend time practising holding your breath underwater, and do weight training. The press up pass is low (15-17 is a pass compared to minimum of 34 for Police)but doing plenty of press ups as part of your training would build up upper body strength

    Good luck in your career mate.
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    Johnno
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    Post by Johnno on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:37 pm

    Ya beat me to it there Mattz.

    What were your grades like JD?

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    Post by JD on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:48 am

    Thanks for the advice, Johnno i passed but my grades were just average!
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    Post by Johnno on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:35 pm

    Hmmmm, TBH mate you'll be scratching to get in, although having said that, if you work hard at it and prove to the interviewers that you've got "the right stuff" you could well be in with a chance!

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    Post by JD on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:10 am

    Hey guys i had my application shortlisted(for the fire service) and have a cognitive test on thursday any advice for some last minute study, thanks guys!
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    Post by Johnno on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:11 am

    All the best mate!
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    Post by k9t9 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:53 pm

    Good luck,

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    Post by JD on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:10 am

    Thanks guys i passed got the physical on wednesday but i just pulled my calf Mad
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    Mattz
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    Post by Mattz on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:15 pm

    Well done in passing so far! Hope the calf muscle heals up in time Sad

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    Post by JD on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:25 am

    I passed Very Happy just waiting to hear back if i made it through to the next stage!
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    Post by Mattz on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:24 am

    Awesome news!

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