Planning to become a Firefighter? Here’s a helpful information that can give you an idea if you decided to become one of the Unsung Heroes in your community.
Professional firefighters nowadays are trained to be able to respond to all kinds of emergencies. Whether it’s a fiery house or a car that has leaking fuel line that may cause fire. Once you hear fire alarms fire fighters will surely be on their way to save lives and those people who are in need. Some of their duties are responding to fire alarms and extinguishes fire, search and rescue of a collapsed building, automobile accidents and bush fire fighting.
It’s one of the professions that you can actually call Unsung Heroes. They are willing to go to different places, run inside a burning building and disregard their own lives to save other people. Working as a fire fighter mean varying schedules as different services employ different duty systems that depends on their need. They are serving each community with courage, bravery, and humanity. These are the reasons why we should salute each of them.
The demand for firefighters has increased this year as accidents can happen in just a snap. Recently posted on their Facebook Page, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are looking for full time Firefighters.
There are wide variety of driving jobs if you take career of a firefighter. Let’s have a look at what type of jobs are available and also the licence you will need.
There are different kinds of Firefighters:
They are probably the most popular group of firefighters who are responsible in any medical emergency, residential and city fires. They use fire trucks that carries water to eliminate fire. Also they bring a long and tall ladder to reach high-rise commercial buildings. Fire fighters use fire pump, lengthy hoses and a fire truck. So if you decided to become one of their staff you will need MR Licence as a minimum requirement however some of these companies require a Heavy Rigid Licence so you can drive bigger trucks. Condition B Licences are fine as most fire trucks are automatic. It is a requirement to have your truck licence when you join the Fire Brigade.
They are responsible in combating bush fires and extinguishing fire in rugged terrain. You will need an MR Licence to drive their vehicles but we recommend a Heavy Rigid Licence to drive larger trucks they may have. Many Rural Fire Fighters in Australia are a volunteer service. If you wish to become a professional fire fighter it is a great way to get some introductory training as well as providing a vital service to the community.
They are tasks to prevent fire and provide emergency services around commercial Airports. While the trucks operate mainly on private airport land the trucks are still driven on the road and will require you to have a MR or HR Licence depending on the size of the truck. Bear in mind the airport based fire trucks are often considered over size when driving on the road.
Their duties is to stop fire in a ship but it differs from any other firefighters because they are on the open ocean and only have a limited on-board firefighters to assist.
Take note that some companies may need other educational prerequisites for you to be qualified for a specific job.
Being a firefighter is not easy as you are required to do diverse range of tasks.
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