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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Still Time to Become a Firefighter

25/05/2011

People interested in becoming a retained firefighter have until June 17th to hand in their applications to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"Retained firefighters are essential to the fire service and go through the same training as all other firefighters."

Station Manager, Rich Williams

Recruitment events were held at Leek, Longnor and Ipstones Fire Stations last night giving interested people the chance to visit the fire stations and speak to firefighters about the role plus ask any questions they had.

Station Manager, Rich Williams said: "We are pleased with the interest we have had so far in the retained firefighter recruitment drive, particularly at Leek Fire Station where 25 people attended.

"There unfortunately weren’t many attendees at the Longnor and Ipstones events so I would like to stress that there is still time for anyone who was unable to attend the events to enquire and apply.

"Retained firefighters are essential to the fire service and go through the same training as all other firefighters. Successful applicants will be required to attend a weekly drill night at their local fire station to maintain the high-level of fitness and skill we require our firefighters to have.

"All that we ask is that anyone who is interested lives or works within five minutes of their local fire station."

Interested people can call 01785 898444 and discuss retained firefighting over the phone or visit the careers page of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website: http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/Careers.asp.