Retained firefighters needed at Taree


IF you're looking for a new challenge Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) wants to hear from you.

Taree Fire Station currently has a number of vacancies for retained firefighters that need to be filled.

Station officer, Shane Austin, urges residents from all walks of life to consider becoming a reatined firefighter.

"If you enjoy being part of a team, are physically fit and want to give something back to your community, contact us and find out how to become a retained firefighter," station officer Austin said.

"The majority of retained firefighters have other jobs and community minded employers are usually supportive in allowing them to leav work to attend call outs."

Retained firefighter are paid a fortnightly payment for being on call and receive an hourly rate for attending incidents, as well as training session and other activities.

For information about becoming a retained firefighter, phone 6551 5246 or attend Taree Fire Station for an information session on Monday, April 7, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Alternatively you can visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au

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