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On-call firefighters required for Droitwich Fire Station

Droitwich recruitmentHereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is seeking to recruit additional on-call firefighters for Droitwich Fire Station and will be holding an awareness session where anyone interested can find out more about the role. This will be held at 7pm on 8 August at Droitwich 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, which can be of real benefit in other areas of your life, whether at home or at work."

Dan Preece has recently become an on-call firefighter at Droitwich Fire Station. When asked what he enjoys most about his role he said: "'I enjoy being part of a team and knowing that I can help and give back to my local community. The new skills I've learnt are invaluable to me in all my work".

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).

Further details about the role of on-call firefighters can be found at www.hwfire.org.uk