What do I need to be an on call firefighter?
To become an on-call/part-time Firefighter, you must:
- live or work (within 5-minutes of the Fire Station) where you could respond quickly to your local fire station during the normal working day.
- have a real wish to support your local community.
- have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment.
Can I be an on call firefighter?
An on-call/part-time firefighter is a person who is ‘on call’ to respond to a range of emergencies. They are doing everyday jobs (for example, shop workers, office workers, mechanics, etc) until the call comes, then they become professional firefighters. … On-call/part-time firefighters do not just fight fires.
Do you need a driving Licence to be an on call firefighter?
Restrictions and Requirements
pass a fitness test. pass a medical check. pass enhanced background checks. have a full driving licence.
How many hours does an on call firefighter work?
How many hours can I work? It’s quite flexible – usually you have to be available to respond for about 40 hours a week.
Is it worth being an on-call firefighter?
On-call firefighters are a crucial and highly valued asset to local services and communities. How often would I be needed? The number of incidents that an on-call firefighters attends varies between community fire stations – you could be called out only two or three times a week for an hour at a time.
How often do firemen get called out?
On average you can expect to be called out 2 or 3 times a week for perhaps a couple of hours. And, because the ideal is to have more firefighters available than are needed to crew each appliance, you won’t have to attend every call.
Is 40 too old to be a firefighter?
Is there an age limit? There is no age limit to apply. Applicants must hold a current motor vehicle driver’s licence (or equivalent which can be transferred to an Australian licence) when applying.
What do firefighters do all day?
When not fighting fires, firefighters spend all day responding to medical emergencies and other types of calls, checking equipment, vehicle maintenance, housework/cleaning, writing reports, training and education, physical fitness, public safety demos, and station tours.
How much do retained firemen get paid?
Retained firefighters: remuneration
After 10 years the figures are €10,402 and €19,114 respectively. In addition personnel are paid “drill” fees of €20.06 per hour; and incident fees of €40.12 for the first hour, falling to €20.06 for subsequent hours.