7 June 2018

RFS launches recruitment drive for seasonal firefighters

| Lachlan Roberts
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Join the team with over 140 fully trained permanent firefighters.

Do you enjoy working outside? Do you want to contribute to the safety of the community? Why not apply to become a seasonal firefighter?

Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman has launched the annual recruitment drive for seasonal firefighters and is calling on members of the community to apply.

ACT Rural Fire Service has 15 places available in the seasonal fire team, including three seasonal crew leaders.

“This is an exciting opportunity for people who want to contribute to the safety of our region and who enjoy working outside to join the fire management team with the Parks and Conservation Service,” Mr Gentleman said.

“The seasonal firefighters assist with fuel reduction, fuel hazard assessment and other fire management activities on ACT Government managed land. They also help provide increased firefighting capacity for the Emergency Service’s Agency Rural Fire Service and assist with fires in remote areas.

“While experience is always a good thing, the successful applicants will be given full training in bushfire fighting, chainsaw operations, driving four-wheel drives, advanced first aid, and other on-the-job duties.”

Join the team with over 140 fully trained permanent firefighters to assist the ACT Rural Fire Service in bushfire suppression across the ACT and surrounds.

To learn more about the jobs and speak to current members of the team, head to the information night. To RSVP, please contact Chris Troth via email at christopher.troth@act.gov.au

ACT Rural Fire Service Information Night
Where: Stromlo Depot on Cotter Road
When: Wednesday, 20 June

Applications close on 26 June 2018.

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