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Emergency Service Worker

Emergency Service Worker

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Also known as Emergency Response Officer.
Attends the scene of emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security.
Training time - No data available -
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,000

What does an Emergency Service Worker do?

  • attending the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
  • rescuing and evacuating people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
  • operating pumps, spraying water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
  • cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
  • maintaining site security systems
  • administering first aid
  • attending and participating in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
  • training recruits in emergency procedures and practices
  • visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants

Specialisations

  • Industrial Paramedic

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