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On Call Fire Fighters Needed In Herefordshire

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• Eardisley

• Kington
• Leintwardine
• Leominster

The job requires individuals to live or work within five minutes of the fire station and all recruits must be 18 or over (at the date of joining).

Station Commander Bob Sproat said: "The role can suit men and women from a wide range of backgrounds. On call firefighters are fully trained and gain knowledge and skills in areas such as accident prevention and first aid that can be of real benefit at home or in the workplace.

"The role of on call firefighter is challenging and extremely rewarding and these men and women provide a vital service for their local communities – saving lives at the scene of road traffic collisions and preventing the spread of fire in homes and businesses."

Station Commander Sproat went on to remind business managers about the benefits of employing on-call firefighters with the skills and disciplines they bring back into their primary workplace and how favourably businesses that help their communities are viewed by the wider society.

Trainee firefighters receive an annual retainer of £2,116 plus extra pay for attending call outs, and when fully trained can earn up to £8,000 a year (subject to call-outs). The Service is looking to recruit people who can work as part of a team and have compassion, sensitivity, discretion and diplomacy in the role of firefighter.

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming an on-call firefighter in NW Herefordshire is urged to attend an awareness session which is taking place at Leominster Fire Station, Broad Street, Leominster, HR6 8DD at 6.30pm on Monday, November 21, 2011. To book your place call 01905 368 343.