Role and key duties
Firefighters respond to fire alarms and emergency calls, and provide support in response to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones.
Duties may include: fire suppression, prevention and safety; providing a high standard of response to a range of emergency situations including fires and workplace accidents, chemical spills, etc; training and support of volunteer firefighters; emergency medical response; conducting training and education for local businesses, schools and the general community; operating communicationsequipment; training in the use of fire equipment; checking water supplies and maintenance of firefighting equipment and fire stations; and administrative duties.
Minimum qualification required
Australian citizenship or permanent residence and a current full manual driver"s licence.
There are no recommended qualifications for the role of firefighter as there are a number of tests, both paper and operational, that must be passed before being considered. Successful recruits also undergo an initial, comprehensive training process.