Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Role of an aviation fire fighter

Connect to a meaningful career

Airservices aviation rescue fire fighters work in 26 fire stations at airports around Australia. Our fire fighters protect travellers and workers at Australia’s busiest airports and respond to a broad range of aviation and airport emergencies

Our Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) service is one of the world’s largest with more than 900 operational and support personnel based at airports around Australia. With Airservices, you will gain world recognised qualifications.

Fire fighting at Airservices offers a unique opportunity to stay fit, help people in a meaningful way and work in a dynamic outdoor team environment. To succeed in this rewarding career, you will require a high level of fitness, be committed to ongoing physical and technical training and be comfortable working outdoors.

To ensure that our fire fighters maintain the required levels of fitness and strength, every fire station has an on-site gym. If you are selected as one of our talented fire fighters, you will also have access to the expertise of qualified physical training instructors to support your training and there is time for individual physical training built into every shift.

The role

This is a role that requires you to be ready to fight fires in aircraft and airport buildings. You’ll also provide rescue and first-aid services for aircraft passengers and crew, provide technical advice on fire safety and assist in educating users  about fire fighting and safety. It’s challenging, highly meaningful work.

As an aviation fire fighter you may be required to:

  • assist in the evacuation of people in life-threatening situations using mobile high performance vehicles and watercraft
  • fight fires using a range of equipment, such as hoses, foam branches and monitors
  • administer first aid
  • protect property endangered by fires
  • protect the environment (as necessary) in an emergency situation
  • participate in organised drills for fire control and rescue work
  • conduct fire safety inspections and inspect fire alarm boards
  • test and maintain fire vehicles and other equipment
  • operate the Fire Control Centre at airports
  • observe aircraft arrivals and departures
  • undertake revenue earning and special services as required.