AUXILIARY UPDATE : 05 july 2016

QFES commence auxiliary firefighter (closed merit) recruitment process

Many of our auxiliary firefighter members have expressed an interest in joining the professional firefighter ranks and converting their employment to full-time status. The same members have expressed ongoing frustration that their auxiliary work has not resulted in opportunities to do so.

I can now report that the Commissioner has announced that a closed merit recruitment process for auxiliaries wanting to be professional firefighters will be included in the 2017 basegrade firefighter recruitment campaign.

This recruitment process, and the relevant recruit course, will include all of the same assessments, challenges, training and qualifications that all professional firefighter recruits are required to attain.

QFES has emailed all employees providing the information regarding the closed merit recruitment process.

You are reminded that the UFUQ is the only organisation working to obtain, maintain and improve employment standards for all areas of coverage within the membership of your union.

No other organisation in Queensland is working for auxiliaries in the way your union, the UFUQ, does.

I will keep you informed as this matter progresses.