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Learner Fire Fighters

City of Cape Town

Are you interested in working as a Learner Fire Fighter? Recruitment is happening now and if you are over 18 with grade 12 you could be eligible - but you have to pass the physical tests first.

Learner Fire Fighter positions are available now with the City of Cape Town.  The firefighters will be employed by the Fire and Rescue Service department at a basic salary of R163 948 pa. The reference number for this position is aa 1/20.


  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science preferred)
  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Should not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights.
  • Must be medically and physically fit.
  • Should be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations.
  • No Criminal Record
  • Successful candidates must be available to start training on 1 June 2020.
  • Complete the Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by the learning institution.

Candidates need to pass a Fire and Rescue standard physical assessment comprising of the following:

  • Practical assessment - Reach Test, 2.4km run, push-ups, sit-ups and dead load carry. Depending on the gender of the candidate the assessment may be adjusted.
  • Acrophobia and Claustrophobia tests.
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics and comprehension), interview, medical evaluation and substance abuse test before appointment.

Special conditions attached to the post:

  • Non-permanent contract position for the duration of training.
  • Candidates will only be appointed to permanent Learner Fire Fighter position on the successful completion of the prescribed training program.
  • Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
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