you become a Burnham-On-Sea firefighter? Appeal is launched
open days are to be held at Burnham-On-Sea Fire Station for prospective
on-call firefighters to find out more about joining the service.
open days will be held on Monday 10th July from 2pm to 7pm, and
Wednesday 9th August from 2pm to 7pm.
& Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people in
the Burnham-On-Sea area to be on-call or 'retained' firefighters.
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.
Service is looking for people who can provide cover during the day
on Monday-Friday and have permission from their employers if they
would need to be released from their primary employment to attend
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," said spokesman
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 are particularly
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
fire service is an inclusive employer and is working towards a workforce
which reflects the local community, so if you are interested go
along to Burnham-On-Sea Fire Station in Marine Drive, TA8 1NQ, on
10th July or 9th August, and find out what it means to be an on-call