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On-call firefighters required for Redditch and Bromsgrove fire stations

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is seeking to recruit additional on-call firefighters to provide cover during the day for Redditch Fire Station and Bromsgrove Fire Station. The Service will be holding an awareness session at each station where anyone interested can find out more about the role.

These will be held at:

Bromsgrove Fire Station
Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ
Tuesday 17 November 2015 – 6.30 pm

Redditch Fire Station
Birmingham Road, Redditch, B97 6EL
Tuesday 24 November 2015 – 6.30 pm

Call the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service HR Department on 01905 368 343 if you are interested in attending either of the awareness sessions.


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

He continued: "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."

Ashley Mooney has been an on-call firefighter at Redditch Fire Station for 2 years. When asked what he enjoys mostly about his role, he said: "'I enjoy working as part of a team - it is great for your self confidence'.

Trainee on call firefighters receive an annual retainer of between £1,635 to £2,180 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).