Fancy being a firefighter in Warwickshire? - The Leamington Observer

Fancy being a firefighter in Warwickshire?

Leamington Editorial 11th Nov, 2021   0

WANNABE firefighters are being urged to consider becoming an on-call firefighter in Warwickshire.

These firefighters commit to a number of hours where they are available to be called out to incidents. Recruits usually combine the roles with other jobs.

On-call firefighters must live within five minutes of the station they serve and are called upon as needed throughout their shifts.

Coun Andy Crump, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and community safety spokesman at Warwickshire County Council, said: “With a rise in working from home and agile working, we anticipate that more people in Warwickshire may have the option of combining on-call firefighting with their current careers and this is an excellent time for them to join Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“It’s a role that anyone that meets the initial entrance criteria can apply for and on-call firefighting is a brilliant way to learn new skills while serving your local community. If you’re working from home and considering a change in your working life then this could be of interest to you.”

Prospective recruits must be aged 18 and over, a team player, passionate about serving the community and willing to pick up new skills.

They will receive an extensive training of course and be expected to attend a drill night once a week.

Candidates do not need any prior qualifications to apply for the role and anyone who considers themselves willing to work on their fitness and new skills should apply.

On-call firefighters receive an annual wage plus additional payments for attending drill nights and incidents.

Visit to find out more and to apply.

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