Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Burslem, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
"Retained firefighters are an integral part of the fire and rescue service and undertake the same training as full-time firefighters."
Burslem Station Manager, Ian Read
The Service is recruiting retained firefighters for its brand new community fire station in Burslem. An event will be held next Thursday April 5 at 7pm at the station on Hamil Road in Burslem and anyone interested in applying is invited to come along.
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.
Burslem Station Manager, Ian Read 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 Burslem Community 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.
"We’re inviting interested people to pop along to the station on April 5 at 7pm where you can have a chat to existing firefighters about the role and ask any questions you might have."
If anyone is interested in the role but unable to attend the event they can call 01785 898592 and ask to speak to someone about retained firefighter opportunities at Burslem Community Fire Station.