for new firefighters at Burnham-On-Sea
firefighters are being sought by Burnham-On-Sea Fire Station.
recruitment campaign has begun to find four new crewmembers to
take on the life-saving role.
open evening is to be held at Burnham Fire Station in Marine Drive
from 7-9pm on Wednesday June 12th.
have not recruited at this station for several years so this is
a good opportunity to get involved,"
said Burnham fireman Dick Solomon, pictured.
will be able to drop in on June 12th and find out more about the
roles and decide whether they would like to apply."
No previous experience of fire fighting is necessary because
extensive training will be given.
is an opportunity for men and women who live and/or work within
five minutes response time to the station to potentially save
lives in fire, flood and road traffic emergencies.
Being on-call means that crew provide a level of cover whilst
at work or at home and when they are needed their pager will alert
them to attend the station. People who can give cover during the
day are particularly needed.
Crew need to be over 18 and have a good level of fitness and strength,
but sometimes people overestimate the levels required and this
can deter them (particularly women) from applying. The service
will give people advice and help in preparing for both the written
and practical assessments.
Equally, living with a disability is not automatically a barrier
to operational fire fighting; it depends on the nature of the
disability. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is
an inclusive employer and is working towards a workforce which
reflects the local community.