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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Volunteers Signed Up at Stafford Fire Station

12/11/2010

Eight members of the public have registered their interest in becoming a fire and rescue service volunteer at Stafford Fire Station.

"I feel as though I’m really helping and I like that I can do hands on work with the Fire Service to help others."

Newcastle Lead Volunteer, Sue Paris

The Service held a recruitment event at Stafford Fire Station today, where potential volunteers found out more about the role, which will involve supporting the delivery of community fire safety in the Stafford area.

David Steele, Risk Reduction Manager said: "Volunteering with the fire and rescue service is a great opportunity for people either looking to volunteer or those who are unemployed and are looking to widen their skills. There are already 10 volunteers supporting Newcastle Area Command and three of those volunteers have been with us today chatting to the prospective volunteers about the role."

Newcastle Lead Volunteer, Sue Paris, who attended today’s event said: "I enjoy every minute of being a volunteer, I get a lot out of the role and it’s really helped to build my confidence. It’s nice to be in an environment where everyone is working towards the same thing and as a team. I feel as though I’m really helping and I like that I can do hands on work with the Fire Service to help others."

People who couldn’t attend today’s event can still register their interest by contacting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service on 08451 22 11 55 and asking to speak to Sharon Avill or email volunteering@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.

Further information can also be found on the Service’s website www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk.