I am in awe at the courage of and have an admiration for, the men and women who serve the community as fire fighters.
Have you ever volunteered for service with the Country Fire Authority, or considered a career as a professional fire fighter?
Volunteer CFA members are not only those who fight the fires, there is an extensive range of interesting jobs, volunteers can do.
There are many ways that Volunteers can make a valuable contribution to the community. CFA welcomes different people with different skills to meet a wide variety of community needs.
Special skilled roles including chainsaw operation and breathing apparatus
Non Firefighting Roles
Brigades In Schools presenters & other community education programs
Brigade administration roles
Administration support roles in Incident Control Centres
Leaders for Juniors program
Media and public relations
I once was part of a crew who went into a valley community threatened by fire coming down the mountain towards them, to collect all the dogs we could fit in an ambulance so we could take them to board in fire safe areas. I played a small role, in the bush fire management, but one that gave me enormous satisfaction
Often volunteers wish to move on and become professional.
Career Fire fighting.
The Country Fire Authority in Australia is currently seeking applications from people interested in becoming career fire fighters.
Australia and the USA have a cooperative agreement to share fire-fighting resources.
Experienced firefighters over 24 years of age may be interested in Fire Service Training, the online Bachelor of Arts in Fire Service Administration through the Lewis University in Illinois, U.S. Lewis University has been named one of the “Best Colleges “by U.S. News and World Report for five consecutive years.
The online Bachelor of Arts in Fire service Administration from Lewis University is an ideal way for career fire fighters to advance their careers by gaining management skills specific to the field. Training is available to international students, with students from thirty different countries, represented on campus.
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