NSW welcomes newest firefighters

FOLLOWING weeks of tough training, 24 recruit firefighters officially joined Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) during a ceremony at the State Training College at Alexandria.

They are trained in the latest firefighting technology, road crash and high-angle rescue, risk management and handling hazardous materials.

NSW Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott said the firefighters would soon join crews around Sydney, including Parramatta, Silverwater, Redfern and Smithfield.fireys_760_440

“I wish the graduating class well in what is an important, but sometimes dangerous, career and I thank them for choosing a profession dedicated to protecting the community, property and the environment of NSW,” Mr Elliott said.

Could you be a firefighter?

NSW Fire and Rescue says its world-class emergency service organisation relies on intelligent, highly skilled, ethical and professional individuals from all backgrounds. We are looking for people who can commit to FRNSW’s values and contribute to our fire education and prevention programs, while working in close-knit teams to respond to a wide variety of emergency and disaster situations.

Fire and emergency prevention and response is one of the most important and rewarding careers imaginable. Firefighters are respected community members; and being a firefighter provides you with the opportunity to make a real and ongoing difference to the people of NSW, Australia, and the world.

This year Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has issued a pledge for parity – this will see an equal number of recruit positions made available to male and female applicants.

If you’re an intelligent, fit, healthy and community-minded man or woman looking for a unique challenge, firefighting could be the career for you.

Register your interest with NSW Fire and Rescue.

Media release: July 29, 2016