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Fire Stations and SES Units / Re: Adelaide Fire Location
« Last post by JJD on Today at 01:57:57 PM »
Adelaide Fire is located within MFS Station 20, Wakefield Street Adelaide.
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SAMFS / Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by phoenix on Yesterday at 02:09:29 PM »
Hey Optimistic, welcome first of all!

Admittedly I do not check this website much at all, but logging on and seeing your post - I thought I would do my best to answer your questions. Most of these can be answered through their (SAMFS) website, and searching through the forum.

•Has anybody heard any news of a 2018 recruitment drive?
There is only scattered information about a recruitment campaign for this year. If you went to the SAMFS Open Day in November, they had a stall about recruitment. They only said 'opening soon'.

•When can we expect applications to open up/what time of year has recruitment usually started?
There isn't any real set formula... Recruitment depends on many factors. The past two drives have opened in the second half of the year.

•How many people/squads did the 2017 recruitment drive produce?
Firstly, there was no recruitment held in 2017, all squads that went through were from the campaign that opened in September 2016.
Each squad is 18 people, the fourth squad from the Sept '16 campaign is commencing 22/1/18 (according to the other forum board). Speculation going around that a fifth squad will be selected to proceed.


•Who has been through the process and what was your experience?
Stacks of people here have been through, each getting to different stages. As it says on the website, it's quite competitive.

And a personal question from me is:
How long between each assessment did you have to wait? (I.e. did you do your PAT1 and 2 together, separate, the day after your interview?)

This is a factor that can't really be calculated, sorry. Jump on the website and you can read the process in greater detail. The PAT1 and 2 are not run on the same day. In short the process is: online app> psych/aptitude test > pat1 > interview > pat2 >criminal history check > medical. So you may have to budget for up to 5 trips, should you make it through.  :-)

Advice is to get to know the process well, what is expected, and prepare.

Cheers.
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SAMFS / SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Last post by Optimistic on January 19, 2018, 02:05:53 PM »
Hi Everyone,

So i know there is a thread already that has started to talk about recruitment for 2018 but I thought I might start an official 2018 one. I'll get the discussion started with a few questions and if you have any info please share it. Supporting evidence would be great as well, but not necessary as there is usually some truth in a rumour.

•Has anybody heard any news of a 2018 recruitment drive?

•When can we expect applications to open up/what time of year has recruitment usually started?

•How many people/squads did the 2017 recruitment drive produce?

•Who has been through the process and what was your experience?

And a personal question from me is:
How long between each assessment did you have to wait? (I.e. did you do your PAT1 and 2 together, separate, the day after your interview?)
I ask this because I grew up in South Australia and travelled around Aus a bit for work and now im looking to come home but i will be applying from interstate. I want to know how many times I need to travel so i can budget for it haha.

Anyway I hope this kicks of a good discussion and i wish everyone good luck with their application.


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Fire Stations and SES Units / Re: lincoln joint CFS/SES
« Last post by Canton on January 12, 2018, 11:51:56 PM »
Wrecked in what way, BP? Those trucks can take a beating. We used to have 3 of them at the place I worked at a couple of years back.
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Fire Stations and SES Units / Adelaide Fire Location
« Last post by BPLockBri on January 11, 2018, 09:16:30 PM »
hi all, quick question.
when we all radio "Adelaide fire"
EG. "LOCK base to ADELAIDE fire"
Is Adelaide fire the SAFECOM/CFS building on waymouth ST or is it to the Adelaide CBD MFS staiton.

thank BP

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Country Fire Service / Re: Tablets / Electronic maps
« Last post by BPLockBri on January 11, 2018, 09:11:16 PM »
when i did my BF1 in Bridgewater they had tablets in their trucks.

at the Lock station we recently bought a Garmin GPS that included earth tracks, showing farm tracks and conservation park tracks. this has helped us so much with recent fires and car accidents
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Fire Stations and SES Units / Re: lincoln joint CFS/SES
« Last post by BPLockBri on January 11, 2018, 09:07:39 PM »
 :-D As i live on the EP I'm going to say the Lincoln Brigade and Region 6 Operation base is excellent Lincoln has 3 doors for their trucks. the only problem is the R6 trucks are left out the back. so when u try and use them for BF1 or other training, there kinda wrecked
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2017
« Last post by Brownie on January 10, 2018, 09:04:23 AM »
Thank you both, that's a bit of a relief to know that, do you send your Driving Record in with the Application first?
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2017
« Last post by Cobra1 on January 09, 2018, 03:00:51 PM »
Ive heard of a few blokes getting through with DUI charges. Not sure how severe or recent though. Everyone makes mistakes right?
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SAMFS / Re: Recruitment 2017
« Last post by abcdefgh on January 09, 2018, 11:31:35 AM »
I'm pretty sure I read that 1 DUI won't exclude you but if you were to have 2 DUI in the 10 year period you wouldn't be considered.
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