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Career Fire and Rescue Service

There are 1125 career Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) firefighters in Western Australia (WA) who provide firefighting, fire prevention, safety and rescue services throughout the state.

These highly trained FRS firefighters operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each day of the year to respond to a variety of incidents that threaten life and property.

FRS firefighters are responsible for:

For incidents involving road crash rescues and hazardous materials emergencies, specialised equipment such as the ‘jaws of life’ hydraulic rams, cutters and spreaders, decontamination equipment and protective clothing are used.

Other specialised equipment includes thermal imaging cameras, gas detectors, 30 metre elevated work and rescue platforms, and a modern fleet of firefighting appliances (trucks). For more information about vehicles, equipment and appliances, click here.

Firefighter Recruitment

Click here for firefighter recruitment information.

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