The MFB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, recruiting solely on the basis of relative ability, knowledge and skill. 

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MFB offers:

  • excellent remuneration
  • comprehensive training that provides nationally recognised qualifications
  • shift work
  • a strong team environment
  • excellent career advancement opportunities.

Role of a Career Firefighter:

MFB firefighters have a very diverse role, which provides opportunities for specialisation and career progression.

Emergency response activities include:

  • suppression of all types of fires
  • urban search and rescue
  • high angle rescue
  • road accident rescue
  • emergency medical response (EMR)
  • emergencies on waters in Port Phillip Bay and the metropolitan river system
  • industrial accidents and hazardous material handling and storage incidents
  • assisting other combat agencies in emergencies.

Community Resilience activities include:

  • educating the community about fire safety
  • working with diverse community groups, across all age groups, to promote emergency prevention and preparedness activities through a variety of community resilience programs.

Other activities include:

  • training - skills maintenance and acquisition
  • maintenance of equipment
  • involvement in exercises with the public through evacuation drills
  • installing smoke alarms for senior Victorians
  • participation in joint emergency training exercises with the Police and Ambulance Victoria
  • building inspections
  • checking water supplies
  • cleaning vehicles and maintenance of fire station.

Women, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and Indigenous Australians are all encouraged to apply.


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The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly.

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