Becoming a firefighter takes grit, determination and teamwork, it's challenging, but also enormously rewarding.
Volunteer are on call 24 hours a day to respond to a range of incidents from fires to car accidents and everything in between. There's a good reason firefighters are one of the highest respected professions in New Zealand!
For more information please check our FAQ page
Once appropriate checks have been carried out the candidate will be made a probationary member for a period of 3 months.
The first 3 months is the time that you learn the basic skills, equipment and team skills. We expect a commitment to each Monday night training as the 3 month probationary period only gives us 12 weeks to get you up to a basic firefighter level.
This training will be in the basic operations of being a fire fighter and at the completion of the 3 month period a competency test will be carried out so we can make sure that you have all of the basic skills required to join the team.
A new recruit will initially be briefed on how the unit operates with respect to protocols, standard operating procedures, turnouts and other basic matters.
You will then join-in with our ongoing training regime, with appropriate guidance during the initial stages. New members are trained with a focus on getting the basic’s correct so that they can safely attend an incident.
Once you have mastered the basics then we will attempt to give you as much on the job exposure as possible. This is an ongoing process, even our long serving members are required to continually maintain operational competence through our training programme, as well as responding to incidents.
The basic training course is a 7 day course held at the NZFS National Training Centre in Rotorua. This course covers all the basic skills, including breathing apparatus training, needed to become a Fire Fighter.
After the 3 month period, assuming there have been no issues and your skills and team work are acceptable, you will be subject to a vote for full membership by the station management team. If you are voted in you will be issued with a pager, uniform and equipment to allow you to respond to working incidents.
Amongst our membership we have a variety of people from our community.
Each of our members shares a commitment to our community and for the role which we fulfill within the Fire Service. Being a member of the Muriwai Volunteer Fire Force provides a unique way for us to give something back, and we're proud of who we are and what we do.
Phone 09 411 7999, 021 844 124 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org