Firefighter resume

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Joe Dunford

27 Lily Street
Forestville 0800 NT
T: 08 9769 0000
M: 0427 999 000
E: [email protected]


  • Hard working, punctual and reliable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proven ability to lead a team
  • Excellent crisis and risk management skills
  • Extensive administrative and management skills
  • Strong team leading, mentoring and motivational skills


First Aid Certificate
Sydney, NSW AU


Crew Leader Safety (CLS) Certification
Graduated: November 2008
Certificate IV in Firefighting Supervision, Public Safety, Business Management
Graduated: November 2001
Sydney, NSW AU


Manual MRV licence
Graduated: November 2001
Sydney, NSW AU



Employment History

Chief Firefighter, January 2005 – Present
NT Rural Fire Service – Kurrawong area
Pilberry, NSW AU


  • Manage budgets
  • Develop training programs for new recruits
  • Carry out high-level strategic planning
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of fire station
  • Work in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Liaise with NT Rural Fire Service headquarters
  • Participate in field work


  • Streamlined recruitment and training processes to improve efficiency
  • Commended by NTFS for high-quality work and service
Firefighter, February 2001 – January 2005
NT Rural Fire Service – Kurrawong area
Sydney, NSW AU


  • Respond to fire alarms and emergency calls
  • Undertake activities designed to prevent fires
  • Drive or crew firefighting appliances or other vehicles to fires or incident scenes
  • Operate pumps, spray foam or water from hoses, portable extinguishers or other appliances to extinguish fires, or to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances such as chemicals and petroleum
  • Rescue people trapped in dangerous situations
  • Respond to industrial accidents
  • Administer first aid and oxygen therapy
  • Take part in ongoing training in firefighting techniques and in demonstrations and fire drills
  • Inspect firefighting equipment and hydrants
  • Undertake public education tasks including school visits, demonstrations, first aid, firefighting training and lectures
  • Train industrial and volunteer firefighters and give instructions in evacuation, fire prevention, firefighting, rescue and use of breathing apparatus


  • Organised and coordinated ‘Fire Safe’ talks at local primary schools
  • Nominated assistant to Chief Firefighter in 2004


Available on request

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