• Tony Bosworth

Windsor Fire Station puts call out for more on-call firefighters – 4 positions available

Updated: May 25


If you’ve ever had a burning desire to be a firefighter and help the community, here’s your chance - Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling for community-minded men and women to consider joining the on-call firefighter ranks at Windsor Fire Station.


Windsor Fire Station team in action


There are 4 vacancies for on-call firefighters at Windsor Fire Station.


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


Windsor station's Captain Kim Roche urged residents from all walks of life to consider becoming an on-call firefighter.


“Your local fire station relies on people in the community to put their hand up to become firefighters – without that support, regional fire stations cannot survive,” he said.


Windsor Fire and Rescue team at a fire incident in Richmond last year

Windsor Station firefighter team member helps with flood clean-up earlier this year


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


Captain Roche said training includes advanced first aid, heavy vehicle driving, and how to deal with emergencies such as fires, road accidents and hazardous material spills. Firefighters also educate the community on fire safety and prevention.


“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 can reduce any potential impact on work and private life.”


FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said on-call firefighters played a critical role in the delivery of fire and emergency services across regional and rural NSW.


“You don’t need to be superman or superwoman to be a firefighter – we want people who are reliable and keen to help others, especially local residents who are available to respond to emergencies during the day,” he said.


“If you’re a local employer, think about encouraging your staff to become firefighters. Not only will you be helping the community, but your staff will be trained in a whole range of skills.”



For more information on becoming an on-call firefighter, contact the MW3 Zone Office on 02 4782 2568 or visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au







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