issued for new on-call firefighters in Burnham-On-Sea
Fire Station is looking for more on-call firefighters to join
& Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people
in the Burnham community to be on-call or retained
previous experience of firefighting is necessary for this role
the ideal prospective firefighter starts with a commitment
to the community, a positive attitude and a good level of fitness.
spokesman explained: "This is an opportunity for men and
women who live and/or work within a five minute 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. People who can give cover during the day and
weekends are particularly needed."
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."
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 firefighting; it
depends on the nature of the disability. Once you are recruited
full training is provided."
are an inclusive employer and are working towards a workforce
which reflects the local community, so if you are interested please
come along to Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station, Marine Drive, TA8 1NQ
any Wednesday evening at 7pm and find out what it means to be
an on-call firefighter."