Brussels fire department aims to recruit more women and locals

A new recruitment campaign from the Brussels fire department is encouraging more women and locals to join their ranks.

"We encourage, especially women and Brussels residents, to take their chance," the Brussels fire department said in a press release aimed at strengthening the basic framework for emergency service operations.

With 24 vacancies, the department specifically wants to fill the position of firefighter ambulator, a job that involves urgent transport of the sick or injured. Tasks include freeing people trapped in a vehicle or lift, pumping out flooded basements, neutralising hydrocarbons or destroying wasp nests.

Applicants must be prepared to participate in operations including firefighting, emergency response to explosions, detonations, collapse hazards, interventions for gas leaks or chemical leaks, effects of floods and natural or technological disasters.



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