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Career info sessions: Warrnambool & Portland
Residents from in and around Warrnambool and Portland are invited to hear more about firefighting as a career via two information sessions being held by CFA in mid-May.
Warrnambool Career Firefighting Information Session - 11 May
Wednesday 11 May (evening) at the new fire station, 61-65 Mortlake Rd, Sth Warrnambool.
Portland Career Firefighting Information Session - 12 May
Thursday 12 May (evening) at the new Portland Fire Station, 130 Percy St, Portland.
Tegan Fisher from CFA’s Career Firefighter Recruitment team said the free two-hour sessions would give locals the chance to hear first-hand from local firefighters about life on the job.
She encouraged anyone - no matter what their level of interest - to take up the opportunity to hear tips and guidance about preparing for the application process, which includes a range of assessments and interviews.
“We’re looking for well-rounded people who can lead and mentor others, and work in a team,” she said.
“A lot of our firefighters are surprised once they get into the job by not only the day-to-day variety but the options and career pathways that open up to them.”
“The work-life balance is excellent, not to mention the sense of satisfaction and reward you get from helping and working together with the community.”
CFA career firefighters respond to anything from rescues to chemical HAZMAT as well as structure or bush fires, and take an active leadership and education role in the community.
Find out more about firefighting careers at cfa.vic.gov.au or watch videos about the recruit training course on YouTube.
CFA is not currently recruiting but potential applicants are encouraged to monitor CFA's website or Facebook page and to find out about the applicatoin process and requirements.