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On call firefighter recruitment

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are seeking to recruit additional on call firefighters to provide cover during the day for Pebworth, Broadway, Ledbury and Upton fire stations.

Anyone interested in attending an awareness session is asked to call the HR department on 01905 368343.

Note that it is a requirement of the role to live or work within five minutes of either fire station and all recruits must be 18 or over at the date of joining.

Station Commander Mark Strutt said: "We welcome interest from men and women who can get to the station within five minutes of being paged. The role is a challenging yet extremely rewarding one, provides a vital service within the local community and full training will be given.

"It's also a chance to work as part of a local team and learn a range of new skills, such as accident prevention and first aid, that can be of real benefit in other areas of your life, whether at home or at work."

Trainee on call firefighters receive an annual retainer of *£2,180 plus extra pay for attending call outs, and when fully trained can earn up to £8,000 a year (depending on the level of cover provided and the number of call-outs).

Further details about the role of on call firefighters can be found on the Fire Service website at www.hwfire.org.uk

*The annual retainer of £2,180 assumes that an on call firefighter is providing 'full cover' which is 120 hours per week. Part cover arrangements are paid at a percentage of the full cover rate.

Issued by: Mark Strutt