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Become a forest firefighter Forest Fire Management Victoria are looking for people who want to join our forest firefighting team to help protect the Victorian community this summer.

Become a Forest Firefighter.

Each year, we employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests.

Positions available (generally between November and April) for a period of up to 26 weeks include:

  • Firefighters – includes positions designated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Rappel Crews – specialist crews
  • Fire Support Officers – more administrative type roles

What they do

Our seasonal firefighters complement our permanent firefighting staff and are responsible for bushfire suppression and prevention activities including planned burning. Many return from previous years, bringing with them valuable skills and experience.

It's a job where no two days are the same. Seasonal firefighting is a great way to make a contribution, be challenged, work as part of a team and develop career pathways.

Qualifications or experience

You don’t need any previous work experience in a similar role to apply. Training will be provided and positions are open to people who:

  • Have a high level of fitness.
  • Are a team player.
  • Hold a current manual driver's license.

Personal qualities

These positions would suit people who have a high level of fitness, are sound decision makers, community minded and looking for a unique challenge.

How to search and apply for jobs

For more information and to apply, visit our project firefighters website http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/pff or call 136 186