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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fancy Being a Fire Service Volunteer?

29/09/2011

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting volunteers to assist with community safety in Cannock, Stafford and South Staffordshire.

"This is a great opportunity for people either looking to volunteer or those who are unemployed and are looking to widen their skills."

Cannock Assistant Area Commander, Carl Mason

A coffee morning will take place at Cannock Community Fire Station on 5th October between 10am and 12noon where people will be able to chat to current volunteers and find out more about the role, which will involve assisting with Home Fire Risk Checks and representing the Service at community events.

Cannock Assistant Area Commander, Carl Mason said: "Following successful volunteer recruitment drives in other areas of the county we are now looking to expand our volunteers to support fire service activities in Cannock, Stafford and South Staffordshire areas.

"This is a great opportunity for people either looking to volunteer or those who are unemployed and are looking to widen their skills. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply and they don’t necessarily need to live close to the fire stations. We’re after people with  good communication and interpersonal skills and they must be willing to give a minimum of four hours of time per month. Full training will be provided by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service."

Lead Newcastle-under-Lyme volunteer, Sue Paris 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 and rescue service to help others."