Droitwich Fire Station Need On Call Firefighters
On call firefighters agree to be available for a certain number of hours a week. During this time they carry a pager and must be able to get to their fire station within five minutes of a call. They can respond either from home or from work. This flexibility allows them to carry on with their day-to-day activities, whether at home or at work, and then respond to the call out as necessary.
Station Commander Dan Quinn said: "On call firefighters provide a vital service to their community and we're looking for people from all walks of life who want to make a real difference."
The awareness evening is taking place on Tuesday, May 31, at 7.30pm at the Fire Station on the Saltway.
To become an on call firefighter you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Be able to travel to the Fire Station within five minutes (from work/home)
- Agree to be available for a certain number of hours a week
- Be reasonably fit
On call firefighters can earn up to £8,000 per year (depending on call-outs) and full training and equipment is provided. Many local employers have found that allowing their staff to become firefighters makes good business sense; as they can keep and enhance the skills of valuable staff, avoid fire risks to their business and ensure good emergency cover for the local community at times of need.
For further information or to register your interest for an Awareness Session, which you will need to attend before obtaining an application pack, please telephone the Personnel Recruitment answer phone line (available 24 hours) on 01905 368 378.