Kaitinei Ahi

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Firefighters educate the public about fire safety and fire prevention, and they control and put out fires.


Firefighters usually earn

$42K-$64K per year

Station officers can earn

$67K-$83K per year

Source: New Zealand Fire Service, 'Collective Agreement', 2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a firefighter are poor due to strong competition for limited positions.
Three firefighters running with a hose to get to a fire

Firefighters are trained to bring fires under control quickly and safely

Last updated 7 August 2017