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Fire Service is recruiting wholetime firefighters for the first time in almost ten years

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) can now reveal that it is recruiting wholetime (full-time) firefighters for the first time in almost ten years.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting organisation that makes a real difference to those in the community."

He continued: "Being a firefighter within our Service is not just about fighting fires and rescuing people from a range of challenging situations, it is also about working closely with local communities to provide a growing array of educational and preventative services with partners, such as local schools, the police and NHS."

Amy Bailey, who started as a firefighter and is now a Watch Commander, said: "What I really love about the job of a firefighter is the variety as no two days are ever the same. One day you could be saving someone from a road traffic collision and the next you could be working with partner organisations to deliver key safety advice at community safety events."

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She concluded: "Being a firefighter is not just a job, it's a career. There are plenty of opportunities to progress and it's great to be part of an organisation that makes such a positive impact on the communities of Herefordshire and Worcestershire."

Applications will open at 12noon on 17 July and will close at midnight on 28 July. If 1,000 applications are received before 28 July, the application portal will close earlier so interested parties are encouraged to apply promptly.

Information on how to apply will be published on 17 July at 12noon and can be found at www.hwfire.org.uk Applicants must be aged 18 years or over (as of 17th January 2018), eligible to work in the UK, have English and Maths GCSEs grade A*-C (or equivalent) and have a valid UK car driving licence.

The Service is also recruiting on-call firefighters, who respond to emergencies via an alerter whenever they are needed. Further details about on-call firefighters can be found on the HWFRS website.