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On-call firefighters needed for Tenbury Fire Station

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is seeking to recruit additional on-call firefighters for Tenbury Fire Station and will be holding an awareness session where anyone interested can find out more about the role. The session will be held at 7pm on 9 August at Tenbury Fire Station.

Please call the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service HR Department on 01905 368 343 if you are interested in attending.

On-call firefighters must live or work within five minutes (actual travel time) of their local fire station and all recruits must be 18 or over at the date of joining.

Station Commander Phill Sanders said: "We welcome interest from men and women who can get to the station within five minutes of being called to respond to an emergency. The role is a challenging yet extremely rewarding one, and provides a vital service within the local community.

"It's also a chance to learn a range of new skills, such as accident prevention and first aid, that can be of real benefit in other areas of your life, whether at home or at work."

Thomas Pugh, who has recently become an on-call firefighter at Tenbury Fire Station, said: "It feels great to think you are a part of a team that is helping to protect and serve the local community. Knowing that when we are called out we will be making a real difference to someone's life makes me proud to be part of the Service".

Trainee on-call firefighters receive an annual retainer of between £1,668 to £2,224 (See note 1) plus extra pay for attending emergency call outs, and when fully trained can earn up to £8,000 a year (depending on the level of cover provided and the number of call-outs).