10th Dec, 2016

Recruitment drive for retained firefighters in Stratford district

Stratford Editorial 21st May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DRIVE is on to recruit retained firefighters in the district.

Although not based in fire stations, retained firefighters usually live or work in their local community and carry a pager, so when they get the call, they are ready to respond to any emergency.

Currently, there are over 100 retained firefighters in Warwickshire but more are needed to provide cover at retained stations during the day, nights and weekends. The closing date for applications is Wednesday June 8.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Retained Duty Systems Liaison Officer, Keith Mcdermott said: “Retained firefighters play a vital role in keeping communities safer. At present we really need more people to come forward to provide cover in the day time, especially in more rural areas of the county.

“We are we are looking to recruit people from all walks of life. “No previous experience is needed, but common sense, self-motivation, compassion and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

“You must also live or work within five minutes travel time of your nearest fire station and be over 18.

“The job is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding careers you will ever have!”

Information days are being held at Stratford Fire Station, from 6pm to 7pm, on May 31 and June 14, and from noon to 2pm on June 4.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/beextraordinary for further details.