Emergency Service Worker

Emergency Service Workers attend the scene of emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security.
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    Overview

    Emergency Service Workers attend the scene of emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security.

    Day-to-day

    • attends the scene of fires and other emergencies
    • rescues and evacuates people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
    • operates pumps, sprays water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
    • cuts openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
    • maintains site security systems
    • administers first aid
    • attends and participates in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
    • trains recruits in emergency procedures and practices
    • visits buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
    • maintains tools and equipment.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become an Emergency Service Worker

    • You can work as an Emergency Service Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II, III or IV in public safety may be useful.

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