Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Newcastle and Ashley, 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."
Newcastle Station Manager, Ed Case
The Service is recruiting retained firefighters for its fire stations in Newcastle and Ashley. The Ashley firefighters will move to the new station in Loggerheads once it is built.
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.
Newcastle Station Manager, Ed Case 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 Newcastle and Ashley Fire Stations 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 further information they can call 01785 898897 and ask to speak to someone about retained firefighter opportunities at Newcastle or Ashley Fire Station.
Successful applicants will be entered onto a training course due to commence early next year.