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Training as a site firefighter (m/f/d)

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The training to become a plant firefighter is aimed at people who start right after graduating from school. During the three-year IHK basic training, you learn everything about the firefighting profession. The first 18 months of training take place at the Currenta training centre. Here you get to know various manual activities. After that, the actual training to become a firefighter takes place identically to the B1 course. All Currenta Group trainees are guaranteed a job after completion of their training, provided they are professionally and personally suitable.

Incidentally, we are the only vocational school location in Germany for training to become a plant firefighter.

Fire brigade training

Training period: 3 years
Start: 01.09. of each year

These are the contents of your training

What you need

Fire brigade training

The fire brigade training includes the following training sections

1st training stage
(duration 5 months)

Basic fire brigade training (incl. ABC I, basic training for machinists, training for rescuing people from lifts, etc.) Lift systems

2nd training stage
(duration 4 months)

Training as a paramedic. additionally Internship and paramedic training at a fire station as well as at a hospital. At You then take the examination to become a paramedic.

3rd training stage
(duration 1 month)

Additional and advanced training

4th training stage
(duration 3 months)

Fire protection practical training, incl. theoretical driver's licence training as well as machinist training

5th training stage
(duration 4 months)

Fire protection internship, incl. practical driver's licence training as well as machinist training

6th training stage
(duration 1 month)

Preparation for the career test with subsequent aptitude test

Application stages

Information on the recruitment tests

Written

Sports test

Written fire brigade test

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01

Mathematics tasks

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02

German and spelling skills

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03

Technical task types

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04

Craftsmanship

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05

Physical understanding

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06

Logical thinking

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07

Spatial thinking

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08

Ability to concentrate

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09

Stress resistance & resilience

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10

General knowledge

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Sports test

Here you will find information on the individual exercises for the sports test and tips on how to prepare.

FAQ

The Chempark site fire brigade offers two training opportunities:

The training to become a site firefighter, where you can start immediately after leaving school. During the three-year IHK basic training, you learn everything about the fire brigade profession. The first 18 months of training take place at the Currenta training centre. Here you get to know various manual activities. After that, the actual training to become a firefighter takes place, identical to the B1 course.

By the way… we are the only vocational school in Germany for training to become a plant firefighter.

The firefighter candidate B1 course is aimed at people who have already completed training – preferably in the technical or scientific field – or who have completed training as an emergency paramedic.

The B1 candidates start immediately with the fire brigade technical training. This includes, among other things, the acquisition of a truck driver’s licence, training as a paramedic and the practical training on guard duty. Outside of operations, you work in specialist areas or workshops. The training takes place mainly in Leverkusen, and if possible the guard training takes place at the site (Leverkusen, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen) where you will be deployed in the future.

By the way, B1 candidates receive a permanent employment contract right from the start. This is subject to passing the final examination.

Training to become a plant fire brigade woman/man
➜ 3 years, start on 01.09. of each year

Firefighter candidate B 1 course:
➜ 18 months, start on 01.04. and 01.10. of each year

Training to become a site firefighter:

  • At the start of your training, you must have at least a secondary school leaving certificate (class 10a); grades are not important to us.
  • You will be at least 16.5 years old at the start of training.
  • Whether it’s fitness training, jogging or football – without sport you’re missing something.
  • You are an absolute team player and we can rely on you in all situations.

Firefighter candidate B 1 course:

  • You have completed an apprenticeship – preferably in the technical or scientific field – or have trained as an emergency paramedic.
  • Alternatively, you have completed training as a sailor / sailor’s attendant (m/f/d) and as an inland waterway skipper (m/f/d) with a large Rhine licence.
  • Unrestricted health suitability for the fire service according to the occupational health examination G 26.3
  • You have a class B driver’s licence, ideally class C or CE.
  • You are an absolute team player and we can rely on you in all situations.

Training to become a plant firefighter:

  • Real fire training, industrial fire-fighting and rescue techniques as well as driver safety training are all part of the training.
  • You will learn manual skills such as metal and electrical engineering, sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology as well as woodwork.
  • After your training, you will be up to speed on the topics of plant safety, handling hazardous substances, occupational safety, health and environmental protection
  • Your class C driving licence training is on us.
  • You will qualify as a paramedic.


Firefighter candidate B 1 course:

  • You complete the 18-month basic fire service training (B I course).
  • You acquire the qualification as a paramedic.
  • Real fire training, industrial fire-fighting and driver safety training are part of the training.
  • You will then work as a 24-hour firefighter at one of our CHEMPARK sites in Leverkusen, Dormagen or Krefeld-Uerdingen.
  • If you are suitably qualified, you will operate our CHEMPARK fire-fighting boat in operational and training duties.

Training to become a site firefighter:

The advertisement will be published directly after the summer holidays for the coming training year. The advertisement and application are made via Currenta Career.

Once the application has been submitted, we sift through the applications in cooperation with the department. You will then be invited to take an online application test, which you have seven calendar days to complete. Please check your spam folder regularly.

After successfully passing the online application test, you will be invited to take the sports test. An overview of the requirements of the sports test as well as helpful training tips can be found here.

After the hopefully successful sports test, you will be taken to the ladder climbing and breathing protection course at the fire station of the Chempark site fire brigade. If you also pass this test, you will receive an invitation to an online meeting to get to know each other. Here we can get to know you better and you can get to know us and ask all your questions. All introductory interviews for a training course take place quickly (usually within a week), so that we can make a decision very quickly. If you decide to join us, we will send you your contract as soon as possible.

 

Firefighter candidate B 1 course:

We advertise a B 1 course twice a year. As a rough time frame, you can always count on the announcement about half a year before the start of the training. The call for applications and the application are made via Currenta Career.

Once the application has been submitted, we sift through the applications in cooperation with the department. You will then be invited to take an online application test, which you have seven calendar days to complete. Please check your spam folder regularly.

After successfully passing the online application test, you will be invited to take the sports test. An overview of the requirements of the sports test as well as helpful training tips can be found here.

After the hopefully successful sports test, you will be taken to the ladder climbing and breathing protection course at the fire station of the Chempark site fire brigade. If you also pass this test, you will receive an invitation to an online meeting to get to know each other. Here we can get to know you better and you can get to know us and ask all your questions. All introductory interviews for a training course take place quickly (usually within a week), so that we can make a decision very quickly. If you decide to join us, we will send you your contract as soon as possible.

 

We are responsible for the safety of Chempark. That’s why we go out on significantly more technical missions. The involvement of e.g. chemicals is also incomparably higher. For this, we have an impressive fleet of vehicles at our disposal, including special vehicles such as the TULF.

In the area of emergency services, we have no call-outs due to abusive alcohol or drug use.

The fire brigades of the municipalities are increasingly called out to fires. Accidents also have to be dealt with more frequently. The rescue service has to deal with many incidents in which alcohol or drug abuse played a role.

24 vehicles, around 475 tonnes in weight and 8,500 hp of power – anyone who wants to experience the impressive vehicle fleet of the Chempark site fire brigade live has the opportunity to do so at the Chempark’s regular blue light events. Photos can be taken, films made and questions asked. Information on the blue light event can be found in advance on the social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) of Currenta and Chempark.

If you have any further questions about training with the site fire brigade, you are welcome to use the contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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