In partnership with NSW Fire & Rescue, the Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy (IFARES) offers a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to gain recognised qualifications relating to firefighting and fitness.
IFARES is a six-month program designed to increase the skills and knowledge of intelligent, fit, health and community-minded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women interested in becoming firefighters.
Candidates will complete a Certificate IV in Fitness while engaging in simulated firefighter training activities. At the end of the program, graduates will have the option to progress through the ACT Fire & Rescue recruitment process to gain permanent employment as a firefighter.
Learn more about the NSW Fire & Rescue IFARES pathway to ACT Fire & Rescue recruitment below.
ACT Fire & Rescue Firefighter Sean Carter shares his experience with IFARES.
Contact ACT Fire & Rescue
If you have a question about the IFARES pathway to ACT Fire & Rescue, please use the Contact Us page of the ACT Emergency Services Agency Website.