Applications open for fireys
If you have ever wanted the opportunity to work as a firefighter while living locally in the Pilbara, now is your chance.
Applications have opened for Karratha and Port Hedland residents keen to work as aviation rescue firefighters, who will be trained to fight fires and handle first-aid calls, fuel spills and fire alarms around their local airports.
It is part of a transition from fly-in, fly-out to residential work at the airports for aviation rescue co-ordination company Airservices Australia in response to the Pilbara’s normalising economy, and is believed to be the only paid firefighting work available in Karratha and Port Hedland.
Karratha Airport operations manager for aviation rescue and firefighting Ross Eiffler said he were looking to fill two positions in Karratha and four in Port Hedland.
Previous firefighting experience is not necessary, with all training provided as part of the job, but applicants should live locally and be physically fit.
Applications opened last week and will close on July 17, with successful applicants to start work in January.
For more information or to apply, visit airservicesaustralia.com.
Local recruitment to Karratha's aviation rescue firefighting service has started.