Career Information Sessions

Career Information Sessions

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Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) has made the difficult decision to cancel all non-emergency community engagements until early July 2020.


Our aim is to protect our employees and members of the public (including vulnerable groups) and to protect our ability as an organisation to provide 24/7 emergency response to serve the community.


The MFS has also made a proactive decision to discontinue taking bookings for such engagements beyond that date until further notice.


Bookings currently held within our system beyond July 2020 will be reviewed at the end of June and the organisations will receive communication at that time.


We look forward to again taking bookings for educational Station Tours, Appliance Visits, Community Events, Road Awareness Program (RAP) Presentations, Career Presentations, Home Fire and Life Safety Presentations and School Holiday Fire Station Tours and members of the community are encouraged to monitor the MFS website and social media sites for updates.


We understand this is disappointing for the community and thank you for your understanding.

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is committed to providing accurate and relevant information on how to pursue a career as a firefighter. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • the role of the MFS in the community
  • the responsibilities of a firefighter
  • types of incidents the MFS attends
  • MFS shift structure
  • training and education, and
  • the recruitment process.

The MFS has a number of career presentations (outlined below) available to assist the community on understanding how the role of a firefighter has diversified in modern times and what the role entails.

The MFS continues to seek interest from those who may have never considered a career as a firefighter, including women and those from diverse backgrounds, and encourages everyone to pursue further information on available Career Information Sessions.

MFS Career Information Sessions are available to people aged 15 years and older and are suitable for community groups, high schools, sporting clubs and career expos. There is no cost involved in booking a session, however some presentations require in-house audio visual equipment.

To book a career information session please download the booking form, complete fully and email to

Career Information Session booking form English PDF version (PDF 167KB)

Career Information Session booking form English WORD version (WORD 85KB)

Static Display / Expo stand

MFS image - Holden career day

The static display is staffed by two MFS operational firefighters, who are able to interact with the public and answer questions relating to the role of a firefighter and the recruitment process.

The stand includes firefighting equipment and uniforms, enabling people to get a close-up look at the machinery and materials used by MFS firefighters.

This presentation is suited to careers nights and expos, where people walk through and visit stalls that interest them.

Career Presentation (1 hour)

The career presentation is delivered by one MFS operational firefighter to a seated audience.

With the assistance of a PowerPoint style presentation, the firefighter has an in-depth discussion with the audience about the traits and capabilities of the modern day firefighter.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • the role of a firefighter
  • day to day duties
  • shift structures
  • community interactions, and
  • the recruitment process.

At the conclusion of the session there is an opportunity to look at firefighting equipment, uniforms and ask questions.

The venue / host is required to provide a projector for presentations.

Tour of Adelaide Fire station with a Career focus (1.5 hours)

A tour of the Adelaide Fire Station with a firefighting career focus is conducted by two MFS operational firefighters.

The tour will include a short presentation on firefighting as a career and conclude with an informative tour of Adelaide Fire Station (99 Wakefield Street, Adelaide).

Please note there is a minimum of eight and a maximum of 30 participants for these sessions.

For information on public, school and educational based station tours, please click here.

Fitness for Firefighting (1.5 hours)

This session is presented by two MFS operational firefighters.

The 90-minute session provides an insight into the fitness and strength required to become a firefighter. It provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions and inform themselves about what a career in the MFS would be like.

MFS will supply all equipment needed for the session.

Prior to the session, an MFS presenter will liaise with your organisation to ensure all tasks are suitable for your group. Further information can be found here Career Information Session - fitness for firefighting.

Please note there is a minimum of ten and a maximum of 24 participants for these sessions.