Community-minded men and women needed for life-saving task

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling on community-minded men and women to join its ranks.

The service has launched its 2017 recruitment campaign, Life First, which FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter QSO said was designed to attract a diverse range of applicants from all industries and fields.

“We need people with problem-solving abilities, who enjoy teamwork, are resilient, have good judgement and are motivated,” he said.

“By creating a broader view of a ‘firefighter’, we can tap into more skills, more capability and more talent.

“We want to attract people who might not otherwise consider joining fire and emergency services.

“Firefighters help anyone, anywhere, anytime. They respond to any emergency and are also passionate about safety, education and prevention.”

Long-time FRNSW Station Officer, Jeff Boyd said being a firefighter was no ordinary job.

“For us game day is every day - we are here to save lives and property and we are trained to get it right – every time,” he said.

FRNSW Equipment Management Unit Manager, Inspector Cheryl Steer claimed that upholding the tradition of FRNSW, with its long history of excellence, is testament to a strong team which puts life first.

“We understand our local communities because we are part of the communities we serve. As their needs grow and change, so does our role in serving them,” she said.

“Being a firefighter provides you with the opportunity to make a real and ongoing difference to the people of NSW as well as Australia and the world. We work in close-knit teams and are trained to be able to respond to emergency incidents both domestically and internationally.”

Recruitment information sessions will be held at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills on 19 October 2017. The two-week application process will commence on 1 November 1.

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