Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station looking for new members

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FALCON’S Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station is looking for new members to bolster the ranks before next summer.

Station captain Dave Muhleisen said passionate and hard-working locals were sought who wanted to make a positive difference in the community.

“For outer metropolitan and regional communities like ours, volunteers play a crucial role in responding to a variety of emergencies, both on their own and supporting career staff,’’ he said.

“Within the space of two days last weekend, we turned out to six incidents.

“Being a volunteer can be an extremely rewarding experience, helping those who are facing what could be some of their most challenging circumstances in their life.”

There are more than 28,000 emergency volunteers in WA, compared to just over 1500 career fire and rescue staff.

“We are looking for people who aren’t afraid of hard work, who are more than happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with the job safely and efficiently while having the ability to have a good laugh,’’ Mr Muhleisen said.

DFES provides all the required training so fire fighting experience is not necessary.

To be eligible applicants must:

– Live in South Halls Head/Erskine (no further than Seascapes Boulevard), Falcon, Wannanup or Dawesville (no further south than Country Club Drive;
– Be physically fit;
– Commit to attending training on a regular and consistent basis;
– Be willing to work hard and commit to upskilling and be 18 years or over.

Visit the station on any Sunday between 9am-10.30am or email falconvfrs@bigpond.com with name, address and telephone number.

There are only a limited number of positions available with successful applicants chosen through a competitive process.

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