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The role of a Firefighter is varied and fighting fires is only one part. Firefighters deal with many other incidents including road traffic collisions, chemical accidents, floods, and animal rescues. A great emphasis is placed on educating the local community on fire prevention and safety.

The key skills required of a Firefighter are:

  • Communication - written and verbal
  • Application of numbers
  • Information technology
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem solving

There are two types of roles:

Wholetime Firefighter - these are Firefighters who work full time on a shift system.

On-Call Firefighter - these are Firefighters are on-call and respond to emergency calls via a pager.

General Information

You can download general information documents below.

Role Models

The videos below show a variety of operational staff talking about their careers in the Fire Service and the role of a firefighter.

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