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Local fire stations encouraging new recruits to apply

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is encouraging Clarence Valley residents who possess a broad range of skills to submit an online application to join the current teams of dedicated firefighters at the South Grafton and Grafton Fire Stations and become involved in a rewarding and active organisation within their local community.

A diverse group of men and women, FRNSW firefighters enjoy being part of a united team, committed to responding to fires and other incidents and working alongside other emergency services throughout their local region while balancing professional careers, study and family commitments.

FRNSW employ people who reflect professionalism and values, as well as the diversity of the communities they work within.

While on-call, they provide a high standard of response to emergencies and utilise specialised skills, vehicles and equipment to prevent and reduce the risk of fire and potential loss of life and property, along with undertaking all manner of rescue and dealing with hazardous materials in all weather conditions.

They work closely with members of the public to increase fire safety awareness and promote fire prevention. 

While on-call fire stations respond to emergencies 24-hours per day, seven days a week, on-call firefighters are not rostered on duty, but are on standby.

They are notified of an incident via pager or a mobile phone call.

Upon receiving an alert, on-call firefighters are required to immediately leave their current activity, including work or home duties, and travel promptly to the fire station to respond to the incident with their team.

Firefighting involves day, night and weekend work, and while it can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding, a firefighting career is one of the most important, rewarding and well-respected careers in the local community, and FRNSW provide many resources and support services to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of staff is always prioritised.

Applications are now being accepted from members of the community and are assessed on merit and physical aptitude.

FRNSW is calling out to residents across the Clarence Valley who are interested in pursuing a career as a firefighter to apply online.

Anyone interested is encouraged to submit their application by visiting www.fire.nsw.gov.au.