Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Fire fighter profiles

Michael Catterall

Position: Leading Aviation Fire Fighter
Location: Canberra Airport Fire Station
Period of service: 5 years

I chose firefighting as a career to give back to the community and to have a good work/life balance.

I love the flexibility of having our long rosters and days off …

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Paul Morris

Position: Sub Station Officer
Location: Sydney Airport Fire Station
Period of service: 12 years

I first heard about Airservices when I was in the Army and looking at changing careers. A friend of mine told me about the aviation fire services at the airport and I looked into it and applied.

One of the particular things I like about being in ARFF is the fact that we have to stay fit. Also I’ve always enjoyed working in a team environment and here it’s probably the best team environment I’ve worked in – everyone is your best friend as well as your colleague.

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Toni Alexandrow

Position: Leading Aviation Fire Fighter
Location: Melbourne Airport Fire Station
Period of service: 14 years

Working in the past as a volunteer fire fighter, I always knew that I wanted to pursue fire fighting as a full-time career. I also really liked the idea of being an aviation fire fighter, because it’s a specialist area of fire fighting.

Every day is different working as an aviation fire fighter. You know what to expect but you don’t know if or when it’s going to happen. That makes the job exciting. Working as part of a team you feel a sense of shared responsibility with your colleagues.

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