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Fire Fighter
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls, controls and extinguishes fires, and protects life and property. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
  • Fire Engineer (Army)
  • Fire Prevention Officer
Job prospects for Fire and Emergency Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Fire and Emergency Workers group include Emergency Service Worker and Fire Fighter.

Employment prospects
There are currently 5,500 Fire and Emergency Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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This qualification is part of the Public Safety Training Package. It reflects the competencies required by fire-fighters...

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