Becoming an Emergency Service Worker
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Becoming an 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 -
Average pay $85,008
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 300

How do I become an Emergency Service Worker in Victoria?

To work as an Emergency Service Worker in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • Recommended

  • Volunteer history with State Emergency Service (SES)
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

What does an Emergency Service Worker do?

  • Attends the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
  • Rescues and evacuates people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
  • Operates pumps, sprays water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
  • Cuts openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
  • Maintains site security systems
  • Administers first aid
  • Attends and participates in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
  • Trains recruits in emergency procedures and practices
  • Visits buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants


  • Industrial Paramedic

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