Recruit Firefighter - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 2023 Campaign

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Job Type:Full Time

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

One QFES. Many Services, Many Capabilities, Many Partners


Expression of Interest

Register your Interest in preparation for the next recruit firefighter campaign




Readiness & Response Services


About us

As an emergency service agency, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is responsible for ensuring the safety of people and property across Queensland through the provision of effective prevention, preparation, response and recovery activities across a range of emergency situations.

Comprising the Fire and Rescue Service, the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service, QFES also supports other volunteer groups providing emergency response to Queenslanders.

QFES is one department with many services, many capabilities and many partners.

The functions of the QFES are unique. It is the only entity in Australia that delivers high quality fire, rescue, emergency and disaster management services through a single agency. This collaborative approach across the service and with key stakeholders delivers improved safety outcomes for the community.

Purpose of the role

  • Protect and serve the community by responding to fires and other emergencies in a professional and timely manner to minimise loss to life, property and the environment.
  • Improve the safety and emergency preparedness of the community by contributing to fire prevention and community education activities

Entry requirement

Entry levels for the role are:

  • Recruit Firefighter
  • External Firefighter (Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.26)

An application, assessment and selection process exists for both entry levels. For more information on the application processes go to

Mandatory requirements

Before an applicant can be appointed as a Firefighter, they must provide evidence of or successfully complete the following:

  • Currently holds a valid Blue Card (from Blue Card Services), with attached evidence to support
  • Manual Medium Rigid (MR) driver’s licence as recognised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Current Apply First Aid Certificate
  • Current Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
  • Compliance with QFES medical and fitness standards
  • Criminal History Check
  • Clinical Psychometric Assessment.

Your key accountabilities

Operations Management

  • As part of a fire crew, respond to fire, road crash rescue/entrapments, technical rescues, hazardous material and other emergency incidents.
  • Operate emergency response vehicles and equipment in a safe and effective manner, including driving a fire appliance and other emergency response vehicles as required, under varying circumstances and conditions.
  • Provide first aid and resuscitation where required.
  • Maintain QFES equipment, resources and facilities to ensure a constant state of operational readiness.
  • Undertake a range of functions requiring the practical application of acquired skills and knowledge.
  • Undertake operational duties that are within the five roles of the Operations’ Management function as described in the QFES Functional Management business model, being:
    • research and information
    • risk reduction
    • readiness
    • response
    • recovery.

Community Safety Operations

  • Promote community awareness in fire prevention by supporting and participating in community education programs and activities.
  • Promote community safety by assisting with the inspection of property, buildings and emergency response equipment and assisting with the development of evacuation plans and emergency response procedures.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately within the workplace, with other emergency service personnel and with members of the community.

Professional Development

  • Develop and maintain competencies as required by QFES and pursue opportunities for self-development through participating in relevant training programs.
  • Participate in relevant tactical, operational and technical functions and effectively acquire suitable skills, and maintain those skills through professional development programs.

Operations Business Management

  • Undertake administrative duties and contribute to the maintenance of manual and computerised station records.
  • Contribute to a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to organisational health policies and principles.
  • Contribute to all station activities and promote a productive work environment through a positive team approach to all tasks.
  • Undertake all duties with the highest level of personal integrity and professionalism as required in the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service and other Codes of Practice.
  • Comply with legislative, policy and procedural requirements appropriate to the position and perform duties in line with corporate governance practices.
  • Comply with responsibilities of WHS legislation.


To determine your suitability for the role, you will be assessed on the following Leadership Competencies for Queensland behavioural profiles that link to the “key accountabilities” for this role:

Leadership Competency Stream – Individual Contributor (leading self)


  • Leads strategically
  • Stimulates ideas and innovation
  • Leads change in complex environments
  • Makes insightful decisions


  • Develops and mobilises talent
  • Builds enduring relationships
  • Inspires others
  • Drives accountability and outcomes


  • Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces
  • Pursues continuous growth
  • Demonstrates sound governance

Once you join us we will want you to exemplify the QFES shared values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Courage
  • Loyalty

Want more information?

Please contact should you have any queries.

You can also visit our website to find out more about our organisation.

Further information on the Recruit Firefighter Recruitment process can be obtained here.