Extraordinary people sought to become retained firefighters - The Leamington Observer

Extraordinary people sought to become retained firefighters

EXTRAORDINARY people are being sought to become retained firefighters.

In Warwickshire there are over 100 retained firefighters who live or work in their local community and carry a pager ready to respond to any emergency – but more are needed to provide cover at retained stations across the county during the day, nights and weekends.

Keith Mc Dermott from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue said: “Retained firefighters play a vital role in keeping communities safer. At present we really need more people to come forward to provide cover in the day time, especially in more rural areas of the county.

“We are we are looking to recruit people from all walks of life.

“No previous experience is needed, but common sense, self-motivation, compassion and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

“You must also live or work within five minutes travel time of your nearest fire station and be over 18 years-old.

“The job is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding careers you will ever have.”

The closing date for applications is December 12.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/beextraordinary for more information or to apply.

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