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From the Left: D/Capt Mellissa Madden, Captain Andrew Hill, RFF (Retained Fire Fighter) Steve Martin and RFF Ben  Rogers. Photo supplied.

Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter? Well now is your chance – the Bangalow fire station is currently looking for two retained (on call) firefighters to be on call from home or work to respond to fires and other emergencies at Bangalow fire station.

Retained firefighters are trained and equipped to deal with the same emergencies as permanent firefighters. They not only fight fires they respond to a wide range of emergencies, as well as educate school children, seniors, business people

and the wider community about fire safety.

An information session is being held Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm at Bangalow Fire Station, Byron Street, Bangalow.

‘The majority of retained firefighters have other jobs and community minded employers are usually supportive for them to leave work to attend call outs,’ said D/c Melissa Madden.

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

For information about becoming a retained firefighter with Bangalow Fire Station, phone Captain Andrew Hill 0407 224 724 D/c Mellissa Madden 0427 872 984 Regional North Zone Office 02 6681 1847 or click here. Applications close Sunday, February 4.

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  1. Hi I’m an old friend of Meliisa. I have lost contact and would love her to get my number. My name is Desiree my number 0412755859


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