Frequently asked questions answered
Is there an age limit?
What if I have applied previously and been deemed unsuccessful?
I don't have any firefighting experience - can I still apply?
What level of education do I need?
I am a volunteer with the Country Fire Authority; will I still have to complete the entire recruit course?
Do I need a Heavy Rigid licence to apply?
I’ve received two COVID-19 vaccinations, am I eligible to apply?
How will I know when Fire Rescue Victoria are recruiting?
How long is the recruitment process?
What if my contact details change during the recruitment process?
Does FRV endorse external providers or individuals to assist candidates throughout the recruitment process?
I would like more information on firefighter recruitment; can an application pack be posted to me?
Can any of the recruitment tests be undertaken interstate?
I previously passed the ACER Written Selection Test, do I need to undertake the Written Selection Test again.
Do I have to pay for any of the recruitment selection testing?
How long do the Written Selection Test results last?
I hold a current Health Care Card, do I need to pay for the Written Selection Test through Pearson VUE?
I have previously passed the Group Assessment; will I skip this stage next time I apply?
Do I only have one attempt at the shuttle run?
Do I only have one attempt at the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT) should I not pass?
If I pay for guidance from an external provider or service, will it give me an advantage?
What subjects should I study at school to become a firefighter?
How long is the recruit training course?
Will I need to do written work during the recruit course?
I live remotely; is accommodation provided during the 20 weeks at the FRV Training Academy in Craigieburn?
How many vacancies are available for the role of firefighter per year?
Are there part-time firefighting positions available?
Does being a volunteer firefighter or volunteering for emergency services such as SES help?
How do firefighters deal with exposure to trauma?
What superannuation exists?
Who can I contact for more information?