FEEL like there’s something missing in your life?
Could it be the need for a challenge or wanting to give back to the community?
Leeton Fire and Rescue NSW is currently searching for men and women to join their team, so now is the chance to take on something different.
Around three or four new firefighters are needed to fill vacancies with the Leeton brigade.
Captain Graham Parks said it was an opportunity for those who had been thinking about signing up to do so.
“There’s no real reason (for the turnover), we’ve had two move away and another took on a job at Yenda … there could be one more vacancy by the end of the month as well,” he said.
“What we need the most is people who are available to cover during the day time.
“Most people are right on the weekends and at night, but we’re lacking a bit in the day time.”
The role of a firefighter in Leeton isn’t a full-time job as it is in metropolitan areas, but those who take it on could be called on at any time to attend incidents such as house fires, grass fires, chemical spills, motor vehicle accidents and more.
Captain Parks said men and women are encouraged to sign up and there aren’t as many requirements as one might think.
“It doesn’t matter who you are … there’s no real restrictions,” he said.
“As long as you pass a medical and are physically fit, you’re pretty right. We provide all of the training.”
Kai Attree has been with the Leeton brigade for about five years and it’s something he hasn’t regretted putting his hand up for.
“It’s a sense of giving back and helping people in need,” he said.
“I figure I’m a capable person, so I might as well help those that maybe aren’t as capable.
“You meet people from all walks of life. There’s that camaraderie as well. Going into a burning building, you want to know that person has your back. We’ve got a good crew here.”
Residents who are interested in signing up can contact Captain Parks, a member of the brigade or head to the office at 65 Kurrajong Avenue and pick up an information pack.