The job

The traditional view of firefighters turning out from a fire engine is only a small part of what we do.

As the demands on our fire service have changed in recent years, the expectations of our firefighters
have evolved too. So what’s involved?

Training and assessments

Community safety and prevention


Emergency response

Shift work

Serious incident handling

Initiative in emergency


Community role model

Following instructions

Physical fitness

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