Brief Job Description

The Fireman is responsible for providing fire-fighting and rescue services by carrying out fire line duties and maintaining fire-fighting equipment in good working condition, a physically strenuous and demanding job.

Core Specific Responsibilities

  • Carrying out structural and wild fire-fighting occurrences on the mine
  • Attend to all emergency incidents including fires, road accidents, floods, bomb threat incidents, spillages of dangerous substances, air crashes, etc.
  • Rescue trapped people and animals
  • Handling of venomous and non-venomous snakes
  • Provide first aid and basic life support to employees injured on the mine site
  • Perform routine maintenance, inspection and testing of all Emergency Response Team rescue equipment’s to ensure they are readily available during an emergency
  • Ensure all statutory /inspection check sheets are marked accordingly
  • Carry out inspection, maintenance and testing of all firefighting equipment’s installed in the mine as per standard procedure
  • Participate in training programs to upgrade fire-fighting knowledge and skills by attending lectures, fire drills, mock drills and practical training techniques with various rescue tools
  • Maintain the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a fireman
  • Maintain links with the local community, educate and inform the public to help promote fire safety, e.g. giving talks in schools and to local organizations, and home visits to offer advice
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by ERT team Leader

Operational Requirements

  • Promote & Enforce fire safety standards in the mine and advise on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks

Required Qualifications

  • Grade 12 certificate with a credit in English and Mathematics,
  • Basic Fire Fighter or equivalent FF1, FF2 or IFE Level 2 certificate
  • Leading fire fighter Certificate will be an added advantage
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Certificate (SCBA)
  • Vehicle Extrication Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Rope Rescue Technician/High angle Rescue certificate
  • Hazmat training for first responders Certificate
  • First aid for mining Certificate
  • Class C Driver’s License
  • Other fire and rescue qualifications
  • Institution of fire engineers qualifications (IFE) an added advantage.
  • Any other related fire and rescue qualifications

Knowledge and Experience Required for the Role

  • At least 1-year experience in relevant field preferably in the mining industry
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Decision making skills
  • Literacy skills, including the ability to read manuals
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Time management skills
  • Safety Management
  • Excellent communication skills