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It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

But if you are interested in joining this dynamic team, now is the time to get your application in by the end of this month. 

‘We always welcome the range of skills people can bring to the team,’  Captain Josh Rushton told The Echo

‘We are looking for community-minded men and women to consider joining the on-call firefighter ranks at Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station. I can teach anyone to be a firefighter – age and gender are irrelevant. The most important skills are good communication, teamwork and a willingness to learn.’

Other key requirements revolve around your availability, and living and working within five to seven kilometres of the station.

On-call firefighters balance work and family commitments to respond to fires and other emergencies on an ‘on call’, part-time basis.

On-call firefighting is a paid part-time position, with Fire and Rescue NSW.

‘We have a team of 14, but must have a minimum of four firefighters to get on a truck to take it out,’ explained Captain Rushton. 

On-call firefighters respond from home, or work, to fires and other emergencies.

There are currently two vacancies.

‘Being an on-call firefighter does not mean that you have to be available every minute of every day,’ he said. ‘Sharing availability with other on-call firefighters, through our station availability app, allows for flexibility in relation to work and private life. On average, on-call firefighters must be able to respond from work or home three to four days during the working week, and a percentage of weekends.

‘Over half of our fire-fighters are employed in Mullumbimby businesses, including the IGA and Mitre 10. It is a real benefit to an employer to have a member of the 388 Fire Station working for them, as they bring an excellent skillset to their positions.’

For more information, contact the Mullumbimby Fire Station on 6684 3786, follow them on social media @ Fire and Rescue NSW Station 388 Mullumbimby or visit Fire NSW.


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