Appeal for new on-call firefighters issued in Burnham-On-Sea
fire station has this week issued an appeal for more local people
to come forward to join its crew.
Fire Station in Marine Drive is hosting an open evening for prospective
on-call firefighters on Wednesday 22nd October at 7pm.
comes as Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service seeks people
in the Burnham community to be on-call, as retained
previous experience of fire-fighting is necessary for the role
the ideal prospective firefighter starts with a commitment
to the community, a positive attitude and a good level of fitness.
is an opportunity for men and women who live and/or work within
five minutes response time to the fire station to potentially
save lives in fire, flood and road traffic emergencies.
on-call means that you provide a level of cover whilst at work
or at home and when you are needed your pager will alert you to
attend the station.
who can give cover during the day are particularly needed. Many
people have primary occupations whilst on-call - either employed
or self-employed, the Service has examples of employees in factories,
shops, takeaways and restaurants who are on-call firefighters.
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," said
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. Once you are recruited
full training is provided."
service is an inclusive employer and is working towards a workforce
which reflects the local community, so if you are interested please
come along to Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station, Marine Parade, TA8
1NQ, on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 7pm and find out what it
means to be an on-call firefighter."