Fire Fighter Opportunities

Fire Fighter Opportunities

The City of Cape Town promotes and applies the the principles of employment equity. People with disabilities are encourages to apply. Learner Firefighter contract post are available.

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Vacancy Requirements

Grade 12 qualification with Mathematics and Physical Science preferred.
You must be 18 years and older.
Must not suffer from fear of confined spaces and heights
Must be physically fit
Previous experience in a fire-related industry would be advantageous
Ability to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
No criminal record
Must be possession of a Code B(08) driver’s license.
Candidates will be required to successfully complete the required training for firefighters, namely Firefighter 1, Hazmat Awareness and First Aid level 3.

Candidates need to pass a physical assessment comprising of the following:

Reach test
2.4 Km run within prescribed time
Dead load carry
Ladder climb
Claustrophobia/Acrophobia test.
Candidates must also pass a written assessment which included Mathematics and Comprehension, behavioural assessment and medical evaluation PRIOR to appointment.

Special Application Conditions

Only contract positions available for duration of training.
Candidates will advance to permanent Learner Firefighter positions on successful completion of the training programme
Required to wear a uniform.
To be considered for these positions and participate in the assessments, applicants must follow the instructions as detailed below:

If you surname starts with

A,B,C,D or E – Date: 06 June 2016
F,G,H,I,J or K – Date: 7 June 2016
L,M or N – Date: 8 June 2016
O,P,Q,R or S – Date: 9 June 2016
T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z – Date: 10 June 2016

53 Berkley Road,
(old abattoirs premises)
by no later than 8:00am

Bring along (COMPULSORY)

Original ID Document
Recently certified copy of ID
Recently certified copy of Grade 12 Certificate
Recently certified copy of Drivers license
PT clothes and running shoes
Be prepared for all weather conditions
NO correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants or with third parties.

Closing Date: 03 June 2016

1. Please quote reference number of the vacancy in all communications

2. Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request

3. Visit our website at

4. No late applications will be considered

5. If no notification of appointment is received within 3 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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