Think you can handle the heat?
By SALLY GORDON
IT takes a certain type of person to become a firefighter ? while everyone is rushing to get out of a burning house, they're the ones busting their gut to get in.
Think you have what it takes to join your local brigade?
Then here is your chance.
The Grafton Fire Brigade is calling for four new crew members.
Grafton station officer Matt Malone said the call for staff coincided with the arrival of a new HAZMAT (hazardous materials) tanker the station will soon receive.
"For the last however many years if there was a hazardous material spill that was beyond our capability here, a crew has had to come from past Lismore or Coffs Harbour," he said.
Mr Malone said new fire officers would take on retained positions and need to live and work within three kilometres of the station.
"People need to be reasonably fit, available and keen to work in a team, hold a C-class driver's licence, willing to learn more skills and make a differ- ence in the community," he said.
Mr Malone said interested residents need to ring the Grafton Brigade station on 66433491 during office hours and pick up an information pack.