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NSW RFS appeals for more fire fighters to assist in Tasmania

Monday, 15 February 2016

The NSW RFS continues to coordinate interstate deployments to Tasmania. To date, more than 500 firefighters have been deployed from NSW.


With deployments now expected to last until at least the end of March, a new capability is being established to ensure Tasmania’s requirement for personnel can be met.


Advanced Firefighter qualified firefighters are being sought to establish the ‘Arduous Firefighter Programme’ for deployment to Tasmania in coming weeks.


Members are invited to apply if:


  •         You are Advanced Firefighter qualified;
  •         You are prepared to undergo a medical assessment;
  •         You are prepared to take part in an arduous pack test;
  •         You are prepared to commit to a 7-day deployment (including travel) to Tasmania. These deployments are likely to occur in blocks between 28 February and the end of March.


You can read more about the programme in this Tasmania Deployment - Operational Brief


If you meet the requirements you can apply online at