Fire and Rescue NSW Wingham is looking for community driven people to join the ranks as retained firefighters.
Vacancies have opened up at the station so station staff want community driven people to apply.
Retained firefighters are trained in a range of skills such as firefighting, first aid, rescue, workplace safety, heavy-vehicle operations, emergency management as well as the safe use of specialised tools such as chainsaws.
They respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents including building fires, grass and bushfires, chemical hazards, motor vehicle accidents and assist with recovery from natural disasters such as storms and floods.
Retained firefighters play a key role in community such as promoting fire safety and prevention activities, installing smoke alarms for the elderly as well as fire education for children and people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Firefighters need to be available for duty during the day, in particular people who have daytime availability Monday through Friday.
Successful applicants would therefore need their main employer to be willing to release them for call outs at short notice.
Candidates are required to reside and/or work within a reasonable distance from the station to ensure an immediate response to emergencies and hold a current NSW driver’s licence (a minimum of NSW P1) or a learner motorcycle licence.
These positions are paid and new members will be mentored by senior staff.
Applications close on September 16 can only be submitted online at www.fire.nsw.gov.au.
For inquiries, contact Wingham Fire Station on 6553 4022.