Fire Fighter


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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:

  • 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


  • Be in possession of a (Code CI/EC1) Driver’s Licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle
  • Physically fit
  • Heat tolerance
  • Non-claustrophobic
  • Non-nycotophobic (no phobia for darkness)
  • Ability to withstand heights
  • Eye, hand and feet coordination
  • Visual acuity
  • Colour vision
  • Hearing
  • Prepared to wear specialized protective clothing and breathing apparatus



  • Fire fighting techniques
  • Basic knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Hydraulics
  • Fire Department standards operating procedures
  • Planning
  • 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

  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness
  • 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
  • Communication
  • Judgement
  • Computer Literacy
  • 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.

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