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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Fire Fighter
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : Risk
Location : Polokwane
Reporting To : Chief Fire Officer
Grade Level : J2
Reference Number : 50014239
To provide protection of life, property and environment by correctly executing maintenance programmes and responding to emergencies, fires, chemical incidents and disaster related emergencies within the demarcation of the regional boundaries of fire station.
Respond to all emergency calls at the control centre
Install, inspect and maintain fire protection equipment
Ensure that all equipment operates effectively during operation at all emergency incidents
Execute emergency/disaster response, prevention and mitigation activities within specified response time
Qualifications & Experience:
Fire fighter 1 & 2
Hazmat awareness (NFPA 472) and Hazmat Operations
Emergency Care Level 3 or basic Ambulance Assistant
Fire Appliance Technician (SAQCC Certified) or be prepared and pass first available course within 3 months of appointment.
Non-nycotophobic (no phobia for darkness)
Ability to withstand heights
Eye, hand and feet coordination
Prepared to wear specialized protective clothing and breathing apparatus
Fire fighting techniques
Basic knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Hydraulics
Fire Department standards operating procedures
Environmental mitigation (Spill control)
Emergency vehicles handling, operating and equipment care
Emergency response procedures
Act 85 and Regulations / Legislation
Building Regulation SANS 10400
Safety Instructions / High Voltage
Fire and Emergency Equipment
(Operations and Maintenance)
Fire prevention techniques
HAZMAT (chemicals, decanting, accidents, MSDS)
Relevant Legislation, Regulations and codes of practice
PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS COMPETENCIES:
Fire equipment maintenance
Emergency vehicle handling
HAZMAT risk handling
Attentive to detail
Risk and Safety orientated
Ability to work under pressure
NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job.
NB: No e.mailed applications will be accepted. Apply online www.transnet/careers/list.net
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