Ap­pli­ca­tions open for fireys

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

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.

Pic­ture: Airser­vices Aus­tralia

Lo­cal re­cruit­ment to Kar­ratha's avi­a­tion res­cue fire­fight­ing service has started.

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