Want to be a town firie?

The 2017 Life First recruitment campaign has been launched and Gloucester is looking for you.

Firefighters from Gloucester Fire and Rescue NSW get together for training once a fortnight. Photo Anne Keen

Firefighters from Gloucester Fire and Rescue NSW get together for training once a fortnight. Photo Anne Keen

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has launched its 2017 recruitment campaign, Life First, and is calling on community-minded men and women to join its ranks.

FRNSW Commissioner, Paul Baxter QSO, said the campaign was designed to attract a diverse range of applicants from all industries and fields.

“We need people with problem solving abilities, who enjoy team work, are resilient, have good judgement and are motivated,” he said.

“By creating a broader view of a ‘firefighter’, we can tap into more skills, more capability and more talent.

“We want to attract people who might not otherwise consider joining fire and emergency services.

“Firefighters help anyone, anywhere, anytime.

“They respond to any emergency and are also passionate about safety, education and prevention.”

Long-time FRNSW station officer, Jeff Boyd said being a firefighter was no ordinary job.

“For us game day is every day - we are here to save lives and property and we are trained to get it right – every time,” he said.

FRNSW Equipment Management unit manager, Inspector Cheryl Steer claimed that upholding the tradition of FRNSW, with its long history of excellence, is testament to a strong team which puts life first.

“We understand our local communities because we are part of the communities we serve. As their needs grow and change, so does our role in serving them,” she said.

“Being a firefighter provides you with the opportunity to make a real and ongoing difference to the people of NSW as well as Australia and the world.

“We work in close-knit teams and are trained to be able to respond to emergency incidents both domestically and internationally.”

The two-week application process will commence on November 1

For more information about applying to be a part of the Gloucester team or a team near you, visit https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=10