THE National Fire Authority will soon be transformed into a more professional, financially-sustainable and efficient organisation, says CEO John O'Connor.
And to achieve this, Mr O'Connor said they needed a competent, skilled and motivated workforce whose members were committed to their duties.
He made the comments as probationary firefighters completed a training course in the Central/Eastern Division last week.
Mr O'Connor said the main purpose of training was to assess the capabilities, skills and the competency of the probationary firefighters.
"As part of their assessment, probationary firefighters were assessed on their operational skills and competency levels in firefighting, rescue service and ambulance service, both in theory and in practical," he said.
He said the confirmation of these probationary firefighters into career firefighters would depend on the outcome of these assessments.