Fire and Emergency Worker

Fire and Emergency Workers attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.
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$2066 per week
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    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

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors
    • Shift work
    • Stressful

    To become a Fire and Emergency Worker

    Skills employers are looking for

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