BURN­ING NEED

CALL- OUT FOR FEMALE FIRIES

The Weekend Post - - Careers -

IF you are an as­pir­ing female fire­fighter, now is the time to ap­ply for your dream job, with all states be­com­ing con­scious of re­cruit­ing more women to the pre­vi­ously male-dom­i­nated ca­reer.

Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner An­drew Short says QFES is com­mit­ted to re­flect­ing the Queens­land com­mu­nity’s di­ver­sity in its work­force.

“QFES has re­viewed its recruitment process in an ef­fort to ap­peal to di­verse groups within the com­mu­nity and at­tract greater di­ver­sity through­out the fire­fight­ing ranks, in­clud­ing female fire­fight­ers,” he says.

“While we would like the fire ser­vice to be more re­flec­tive of the com­mu­nity we serve, our recruitment process is not about achiev­ing a cer­tain num­ber, it is about re­cruit­ing the right peo­ple for the job.”

In­ter­state fire ser­vices have introduced 50:50 gen­der hir­ing poli­cies.

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