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On Call Firefighters Needed

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  • Kidderminster
  • Stourport
  • Bewdley
  • Worcester
  • Pebworth
  • Broadway
  • Upton on Severn
  • Tenbury Wells

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 Adrian Thompson of Kidderminster Fire Station said: "The role can suit men and women from a wide range of backgrounds who, can get to the fire station within 5 minutes of being paged. 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 Thompson 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 Kidderminster, Stourport or Bewdley is urged to attend an awareness session which is taking place at:

Kidderminster Fire Station on Thursday 23 February 2012 commencing at 7.00pm

Details of awareness sessions for other fire stations will be posted to the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service website.

To book your place on an awareness session, please contact the HR Department on 01905 368 343 or answerphone line (available 24 hours) on 01905 368 378.