Fire and Emergency Workers

Snapshot

Fire and Emergency Workers attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

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Fire and Emergency Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
18,500
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1442
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks

  • 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
  • maintaining tools and equipment

Job Titles

  • Emergency Service Worker
  • Fire Fighter

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Public Safety
  • Certificate III in Public Safety
  • Certificate IV in Public Safety
  • Diploma of Public Safety
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety

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Career data sourced from: http://joboutlook.gov.au/
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