How to become a Aviation Firefighter

Aviation firefighters fight fires in aircraft and buildings at airports, provide rescue and first-aid services for aircraft passengers and crew, provide technical advice about fire safety and assist in educating airport users about firefighting and safety.

Personal requirements of a Aviation Firefighter

  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • able to swim
  • comfortable working at heights
  • comfortable working in confined spaces
  • able to work in a structured service environment
  • able to work as part of a team
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations for colour vision
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency.
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