ON-CALL firefighters are being sought by one station in the Dorset and Wiltshire area.
The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new on-call firefighters in Charmouth.
The fire station, on Bridge Road, has opportunities for anyone who could provide availability during the week and/or at weekends, with flexible contracts on offer for those who work shift systems or have childcare responsibilities.
On-call firefighters live and/or work within the local community, and are expected to respond to emergencies during whatever periods of cover have been agreed.
When the pager goes off, a firefighter can be called to a wide range of incidents, such as commercial and domestic fires, road traffic collisions, rescues from height or water, animal rescue or flooding.
Today (January 30), there will be a ‘have a go’ event at the fire station between 7pm and 9pm, when anyone interested in a fire service career can find out more and get ‘hands on’ with some of the equipment.
Station Manager Darren Masini, the on-call development manager, said: “The role of a firefighter is very rewarding, and it requires determination, motivation, and a genuine desire to serve the community.
“Successful candidates will become part of a well-trained workforce, earning additional income, and gaining transferable skills such as first aid, driving qualifications and health and safety knowledge – which can also benefit them in their primary employment.”
Anyone interested in applying to be an on-call firefighter – or is a local employer with staff who may want to offer availability – should visit www.dwfire.org.uk/on-call-firefighters, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the 24-hour recruitment line on 01722 691444.