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$2,066 per week
Moderate

Overview

Fire and Emergency Workers attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

Day-to-day

  • attending the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
  • rescuing and evacuating people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
  • operating pumps, spraying water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
  • cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
  • maintaining site security systems
  • administering first aid
  • attending and participating in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
  • training recruits in emergency procedures and practices
  • visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
  • maintaining tools and equipment.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • shift work
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Fire and Emergency Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Writing

  • First Aid

  • Leadership

  • Planning

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