Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Attend fire and other emergency incidents providing expert knowledge and assistance commensurate with rank.
In the absence of the Captain lead and direct Firefighters and resources in managing emergency incidents in accordance with protocols, orders. legislation and training.
Assist with Retained Firefighter attraction and recruitment activities; and management of availability,
Support, mentor and assist with managing retained Firefighters to optimize performance, teamwork, capability reliance and standards.
Contribute to continual operational readiness of the station including; assisting with arranging and conducting training activities and exercises to address gaps and maintain and enhance Firefighters skills and the capability of the station. Assisting with managing the maintenance of appliances, vehicles, protective gear and equipment.
Support the stations community liaison and engagement programs and activities.
Assist with station administration to ensure finances, acquisitions, assets, reports and returns meet standards and requirements.
Comply with EEO, OH&S and the Charter of Principles for a Culturally Diverse Society.
Key challenges and relationships
Operate in dangerous, time critical situations where lives, property and the environment may be at risk.
Expected to assist with ensuring prevention education strategies tailored to meet the needs of diverse communities
Challenges are inherent in securing community members interests in becoming a Firefighter and assisting with the management of Firefighter availability.
The management of emergency incidents demands critical judgement and vigilance towards safety.
Firefighting can be physically and mentally demanding, especially during protracted incidents.