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Firefighters control and put out fires, help rescue people and animals, and educate the public about fire safety and fire prevention.


Firefighters usually earn

$43K-$64K per year

Station officers usually earn

$64K-$88K per year

Source: NZ Professional Firefighters Union, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a firefighter are poor due to high competition for limited positions.
One firefighter abseils down a building with a patient in a stretcher, while two firefighters look from the building's window

Firefighters practise rescuing people from buildings

Last updated 2 August 2018