Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Kidsgrove, Barton-under-Needwood, Brewood and Abbots Bromley - have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
“Retained firefighting is a great option for those wishing to put something back into the community whilst also supplementing their current income."
Station Manager, Toby Wilson
The Service has retained firefighter positions available at its fire stations in Kidsgrove, Barton-under-Needwood, Brewood and Abbots Bromley.
Retained firefighters provide emergency response cover from either their home or work base, which needs to be within five minutes of the Fire Station. Applicants must be over the age of 18 however there is no upper age limit.
Station Manager, Toby Wilson said: “Retained firefighters are an integral part of the fire and rescue service and undertake the same training as full-time firefighters. Successful applicants will be required to attend a weekly drill night at their relevant Fire Station to maintain the high-level of knowledge and skills we require our firefighters to have.
“Retained firefighting is a great option for those wishing to put something back into the community whilst also supplementing their current income. More and more local employers are now willing to release employees from their duties to attend emergency incidents.”
If anyone is interested in the role and would like to find out further information they can call 08451 22 11 55 and ask to speak to someone about retained firefighter opportunities at the relevant Fire Station.
Successful applicants will be entered onto their initial training course in September. Applications must be received by April 21.
More information about retained firefighters is also available in the careers section of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website: http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/Careers.asp.