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Purpose

The FRNSW Work Experience Program provides participating students with an overview of the roles of Fire & Rescue NSW and its firefighters. It is delivered through both practical and theory sessions in a disciplined and safe working environment. Through this program, school students gain insight into the FRNSW and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education.

Background

Work Experience with the Fire & Rescue NSW allows school students the opportunity to develop industry-specific skills and generic work skills in an authentic work environment.

By providing a work experience program, the FRNSW assist schools to prepare young people for the workplace by providing meaningful workplace learning opportunities. As an employer the FRNSW is acknowledged by the wider community for providing a work experience program that is highly valued by students, parents and careers advisors.

By participating in the work experience program the FRNSW is committed to being a highly valued contributor to the next generation of the Australian workforce.

Students participating in the FRNSW Work Experience Program.

Program information 

This program is delivered by an experienced FRNSW Station Officer, via theory and practical activities, in a safe and disciplined workplace environment. It includes visits to the FRNSW operational support areas and fire stations.

Topics include:

  • roles and responsibilities of FRNSW, including specialist areas such as Hazmat, Rescue and Fire Investigation units
  • occupational health and safety
  • FRNSW employment conditions and recruitment information
  • fire behaviour and firefighting techniques
  • smoke awareness and fire safety information
  • understanding and using fire extinguishers
  • teamwork and communication
  • hose and hydrant and pump operation drills
  • safe driving (theory).

Participating students are expected to comply with the FRNSW Work Experience Code of Conduct.

Where: FRNSW Training College, Alexandria
Duration: 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
Hours: 8am - 4pm
Transport: Participating students to find their own way to Alexandria

Information Pack and Application Form

Download the Information Pack including Application Forms here (PDF).

Contact

For any further enquiries regarding the FRNSW work experience program please contact the:

Phone: 02 9318 4399
Fax: 02 9318 4882
Email:

FRNSW Work Experience Coordinator
Fire & Rescue NSW Training College

Address:
189 Wyndham St
Alexandria 2015

Postal Address:
PO Box 559
Alexandria 1435