CAREERS & VOLUNTEERING

From career firefighting and corporate roles, to volunteering across six emergency services, we offer something for everyone. Join us as we work together for a safer State.

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

We’re an organisation that’s all about people, and we offer a wide variety of roles to match your abilities, skills and interests. You can be active out on the frontline in firefighting, emergency services and sea rescue positions. Or you can play one of the many critical support roles behind the scenes to help make things possible.

Wherever you serve, your professional development matters, and we offer excellent training. We’re as diverse as the communities you’ll work with and we encourage you to join us, whatever your background, to help create a safer WA.

Core Values
Equal Opportunity Policy

Current Opportunities

We advertise publicly available positions here and on the WA Government Jobs Board.

If you’re interested in becoming a firefighter, apply through the DFES website or jobs.wa.gov.au. If there are no current intakes register to hear about upcoming recruitment here.

Find volunteering opportunities in your local area on the Emergency Services Volunteer Recruitment website.

We require all prospective employees to provide a satisfactory current National Police Certificate prior to commencement.

Career Firefighter Recruitment

Becoming a career firefighter is more than simply taking on a job. It’s a step into a career that really matters. At DFES, we look for passionate people who are committed to supporting our vision and our mission. You will be someone who is dedicated to supporting our Core Values and what they mean to our organisation and the communities we work with.

Firefighter Recruitment applications are now open until 5:00pm Monday 13 December 2021.

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Access the Firefighter Recruitment Information Pack
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Stage One: Online Application
Stage Two: Cognitive and Personality Assessments
Stage Three: Physical Aptitude Tests, Working at Heights and Tunnel Crawl
Stage Four: Assessment of Written Task, Speed Interviews and Panel Interviews
Stage Five: Final Validations

Classification

Weekly

Yearly

Trainee

$1,444.10

$75,333.88

5th Class Firefighter

$1,569.50

$81,875.58

4th Class Firefighter

$1,600.80

$83,508.40

3rd Class Firefighter

$1,679.20

$87,598.27

2nd Class Firefighter

$1,726.20

$90,050.10

1st Class Firefighter

$1,883.00

$98,229.83

Senior Firefighter

$1,961.30

$102,314.48

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I have applied previously. Do I have to apply again?
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How many vacancies are available for the role of Firefighter per recruitment process?
Can I apply from regional areas, interstate and overseas?
I am a firefighter from interstate, can I be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning?

Volunteer Recruitment

A role for everyone

Six services to choose from

Make lifelong friends

Give back to your community

Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience. It’s a chance to give back to your local community by helping to look after their safety and wellbeing. We are a volunteer-based organisation, and we rely on our volunteers’ compassion, commitment and knowledge to deliver emergency assistance and support to WA.

As a volunteer, you can be active out on the frontline in firefighting, emergency services, and marine rescue roles. Or you can join the important teams who work behind the scenes to help make a difference. However you give your time, you’ll be helping communities keep our State safer before, during and after emergencies.

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