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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is now recruiting retained (on call) firefighters to be on call from home or work to respond to fires and other emergencies at Byron Bay Fire Station. Superintendent Greg Lewis is urging Byron Bay residents to consider becoming a retained firefighter.

‘If you enjoy being part of a team, are physically fit, and want to give something back to your community, then contact us and find out how to become a retained firefighter,’ superintendent Lewis said.

‘The majority of retained firefighters have other jobs and community minded employers are usually supportive for them to leave work to attend call outs.

‘The roles of firefighters are varied, interesting and rewarding one. 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.

Superintendent Lewis says retained firefighters are on call, ‘however this does not mean that you have to be available every minute of every day. Sharing availability with other retained firefighters can reduce potential impact on work and private life.’

For being on call, pay is fortnightly, and there’s an hourly rate for attending incidents, training sessions and other activities. For more, call the Ballina office on 66811847 or visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au.


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