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Defence and Public Safety

Senior Firefighter

Responding to incidents when someone calls 000.
  • Calm
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Humorous
  • Imaginative
  • Independent

About this role

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Teamwork

This role is effectively the same as any other Firefighter, with the added training and responsibility to act in charge as the officer (the boss!) on a truck when required.

The role of a Firefighter involves responding to anything where someone might need help.

This could be a fire, a car accident, someone having fallen and needs help getting out of something, or up a mountain, getting a finger, or hand/arm stuck somewhere, and we cut them out. Ducklings stuck down a storm drain, or even cats up a tree! There are difficult days, dealing with confronting scenes, however the department is like a family and we always have each other's back.

Each position on the truck has a job role: The Officer is the boss; the Driver also operates the pump (where we get the water from on the truck) and provides all the hoses and tools we need. In the back seat, the Firefighters will be doing the work required such as putting out fires, or climbing down drains to rescue animals, cutting up the cars.

Our roles are not limited. If someone needs help, we will put our heads together and find a way to fix that problem or at least make it safe.


  • Moderate

Working Environment

  • Outside
  • Regional
  • Workshop


  • Diverse working environments
  • Meeting new people
  • Mentoring