New recruits Tony Dundas, Carl Menze at Ballarat City Fire Station

ON THE JOB: Ballarat City Fire Station's newest recruits, Tony Dundas and Carl Menze. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

ON THE JOB: Ballarat City Fire Station's newest recruits, Tony Dundas and Carl Menze. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

BALLARAT City Fire Station has received a fresh crop of recruits to battle the city's fires and keep people safe.

Following the recent completion of training by 25 recruits, Ballarat has received two new members, Tony Dundas and Carl Menze.

Mr Dundas, a former Corrections Victoria field officer, said he would take skills acquired from his previous job into his new role.

"I came for the job variety and the mateship and being able to help people and contribute to a team," Mr Dundas said.

Prior to working with Corrections Victoria, Mr Dundas held a desk job with the Airforce.

Mr Menze, a former town planner with Colac-Otway Shire said a career with the CFA was the change he was looking for.

"I was a bit bored sitting behind the desk. This is a bit more hands on," he said. The 33-year-old was a volunteer firefighter from the age of 11.

"Being a volunteer gave me an idea about how the CFA contributes to a city," he said.

On their first day in the job, the pair attended a car crash in Whitelaw Avenue, Delacombe on Tuesday.

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