Callout for firefighters for Port Phillip forest fire management

Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay project firefighters are encouraged to helping protect Victorian communities for the upcoming bushfire season and to assist with land management activities in the Port Phillip region.

Forest Fire Management Victoria Port Phillip deputy chief fire officer Tamara Beckett said the roles can include operating heavy machinery one week and then responding to an emergency the next week.

“These fixed term positions are a fantastic opportunity for people from all walks of life who are physically fit to get out in the bush, protect Victoria from bushfires and help to maintain public land right across the state,” she said.

“The roles involve being on the frontline fighting bushfires, conducting planned burns, managing roadside vegetation, pest and weed control, maintaining access to fire trails and roads, and supporting other emergency work to help protect the community and environment.”

The range of PFF roles available include general firefighters, fire support officers and rappel crew.

Eighteen roles are also solely dedicated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people reflecting the Government’s commitment to a diverse workforce while also supporting Traditional Owners to care for Country and lead cultural burning across the landscape.

Driver licences and medical and fitness assessments are required.

Applications close on Sunday, July 31.

Details: or 136 186

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