Personal Qualities and Attributes

These are the personal qualities and attributes that we are looking for when we recruit our firefighters

Are you:

  • trustworthy and reliable?
  • do you understand and respect diversity and adopt a fair and ethical approach to others?
  • open to change and actively seeks to support it.
  • an effective communicator (both verbally and in writing)?
  • willing to work rostered shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays?
  • able to drive or, work towards a full driving licence?
  • able to understand, retain, apply and adapt relevant information in an organised, safe and systematic way?
  • able to work effectively with others, both within the fire and rescue service and the community?
  • able to maintain an active awareness of the environment to promote safe and effective working?
  • committed to work and able to develop yourself and others?
  • able to adopt a conscientious and proactive approachg to work to achieve excellent standards?
  • able to maintain a confident and resilient attitude in highly challenging situations.

A firefighter’s role can involve a range of challenging situations and, to help you decide whether this is the job is for you, we have prepared a pre-application checklist for you to complete. 

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