Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Leek, 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."
Leek Station Manager, Carl Mason
The Service is recruiting retained firefighters for its fire station in Leek. An event will be held on Tuesday April 10 between 6-8pm at the station on Springfield Road 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.
Leek Station Manager, Carl Mason 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 Leek 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 10 from 6pm 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 898598 and ask to speak to someone about retained firefighter opportunities at Leek Fire Station.