Free Firefighter Learners


Polokwane, Limpopo

This advert is open for application by external applicants.

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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

Position Purpose:

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.

Position outputs:
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:
Grade 12
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
Visual acuity
Colour vision
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 care
Emergency vehicles handling, operating and equipment care
Emergency response procedures
Act 85 and Regulations / Legislation
Building Regulation SANS 10400
Safety Instructions / High Voltage

Electrical equipment
Fire and Emergency Equipment
(Operations and Maintenance)

Fire prevention techniques
HAZMAT (chemicals, decanting, accidents, MSDS)
Relevant Legislation, Regulations and codes of practice
Safety Equipment

Work-life balance
Emotional intelligence
Self development


Fire fighting
Fire equipment maintenance
Emergency care
Analytical skills
Problem solving
Emergency vehicle handling
HAZMAT risk handling
Decision making
Team Work
Report writing
Computer Literacy


Service oriented
Attentive to detail
Risk and Safety orientated
Results orientated
Quality awareness
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/

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