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On Call Firefighters Needed Across Herefordshire

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The latest round of vacancies include the following fire stations:

  • Bromyard
  • Kington
  • Peterchurch
  • Leintwardine
  • Eardisley
  • Kingsland
  • Ewyas Harold
  • Whitchurch
  • Fownhope
  • Leominster
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Ledbury

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).

Anyone interested in becoming an on call firefighter at Eardisley, Kington, Leintwardine, Kingsland, Leominster or Bromyard can attend an awareness session to find out more. This will take place at Leominster Fire Station at 7pm on Monday 28 May. Anyone interested in attending the awareness session or finding out more about the other station vacancies should call 01905 368343.

Station Commander Bob Sproat said: "The role can suit men and women from a wide range of backgrounds who, can get to the fire station within five 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 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.

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.