What we do
As a firefighter in Victoria, no shift is the same. This is a role best suited to people with a genuine desire to serve their community.
There are career pathways, regardless of your previous experience or background.
Fire and rescue is at the core of what we do, ensuring human life is preserved and protected before, during or after a fire or other emergency. We’re trained to protect life and property from various emergency situations, including:
- Household or other property fires
- Road accidents and other hazardous road incidents
- Emergency medical response (EMR)
- Search and rescue
- High angle rescue
- Waterway and marine response
- Bushfires and grassfires
- Complex rescues
- Hazardous chemical emergencies and industrial accidents
- Fire investigation analysis
We seek to protect the communities we serve through:
- Educating the community about fire safety including delivering fire education to pre-schools, kindergartens and primary schools.
- Working with diverse communities, across all age groups, to promote emergency prevention and preparedness activities through a variety of community resilience programs.
We undertake a range of other functions including:
- Ongoing career development and maintenance of skills through regular training and study
- Maintaining good health and physical fitness
- Maintenance of equipment
- Involvement in exercises with the public through evacuation drills
- Participation in joint emergency training exercises (Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Forest Fire Management, CFA and SES)
- Carrying out building inspections
- Cleaning vehicles and maintenance of fire stations, including general cleaning of living areas, including bathrooms and kitchens.