The Firefighter’s Job is both challenging and rewarding. Apart from fighting fires, you will perform many duties, some of which include:
* Responding to medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents
* Providing emergency patient care
* Performing fire ground and rescue operations
* Educating the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices
* Responding to emergency hazardous materials situations
* Conducting inspections
* Maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations
* Working as part of a team
Firefighters are expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism, solve problems, work as part of a dynamic team and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
You must be physically fit to handle the sustained, intense, physical effort often required to perform these duties. You will be required to work at heights and wear supplied safety equipment.
Firefighting is not a 9-to-5 job. It is a 24-hour a day, seven days a week, public service that involves working weekends and holidays.
Teamwork is of the utmost importance in the position of Firefighter; Firefighters live and work together in close quarters throughout their shifts. This means that all team members are responsible for station housekeeping and depend on each other to perform their duties successfully whether sharing routine tasks at the fire station, providing services at an emergency scene, or providing service assistance to other emergency agencies and/or the public.