Recruit call for fire fighters

THE search is on.

Fire and Rescue NSW is now recruiting retained firefighters to be on call from home or work to respond to fires and other emergencies at Urunga Fire Station.

There are currently six vacancies for retained firefighters.

Duty Commander for Regional North 1 Zone at FRNSW, Inspector Tony Lenthall, has urged Urunga residents from all walks of life to consider becoming a retained firefighter.

“The majority of retained firefighters have other jobs, and community-minded employers are usually supportive for them to leave work to attend call outs,” Inspector Lenthall said.

Inspector Lenthall said the roles of firefighters were varied, interesting and rewarding.

“Firefighters not only fight fires and respond to a wide range of emergencies, they also educate school children, seniors, business people and the wider community about fire safety,” he said.

He said while retained firefighters were on call, this did not mean that you had to be available every minute of every day.

Retained firefighters receive a fortnightly payment for being on call and an hourly rate for attending incidents, training sessions and other activities.

For more information 6583 8588 or visit

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