You’re a firefighter, a paralegal, a doctor, a pharmacist or a teacher.
Now it’s time to decide if you want to take the next step in your career: the BFE profession test.
The BFA is an internationally recognised professional qualification, designed to help you find work, build skills and improve your chances of landing a job.
You don’t have to be a firefighter to take it, and it’s not compulsory.
But you’ll need to have the skills and experience to fill an entry-level role in the fire service.
The main reason people take the BFF exam is to find a job and gain practical experience.
The NSW Government has given some of the most prestigious posts in the sector the BFAs coveted designation.
The position of senior firefighter is the highest-paid in NSW and the most sought after in the state, according to NSW Government figures.
The state is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, with a population of more than 21 million.
The most recent state Census of Population and Housing (2016) found that nearly a third of NSW’s population is over the age of 60.
“The NSW Fire Service is in an unprecedented position in terms of both the number of fire services we are able to serve and the level of skill and experience we’re able to recruit,” Acting NSW Fire Commissioner Chris Walker said.
The State Government has launched a new training program, which will train about 3,000 NSW firefighters and coronial personnel, to increase the number and quality of firefighters.
The program is being run by the NSW Fire Brigade Association.
It’s the second time in as many years the State Government is encouraging firefighters to take part in the program.
It’s also the second year that the NSW Government is giving some of its highest-ranking positions to people who have completed the BFO exam.
Earlier this year, Chief Fire Officer Peter Fauci became the first chief fire officer to take up the position.
He was awarded the BFP award for his “exceptional leadership, leadership and performance” and was also named the NSW State Fire Service’s Chief Fire Instructor.
The award, which is the second highest in the State for NSW firefighters, is now being extended to the chief fire officers and deputy chief fire commanders.
“It’s about being able to work on a daily basis and learn from those that have done it before you, and you learn from the people who don’t,” Mr Fauvi said.
“And I think that’s the key to a career.”
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