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New on-call firefighters needed

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 11:20 am.

WILTSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service needs new recruits to provide fire cover for Westbury and its surrounding area.

On-call firefighters make themselves available to respond to a pager when a 999 call is made, and cover is needed at all times.

Contracted hours can vary, but on-call personnel usually make themselves available for between 48 and 120 hours per week. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

Station manager Guy Tadman, district commander for Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Westbury said, “On-call firefighters receive the same training and development as wholetime colleagues, and can be called to all manner of emergencies, including fires, road traffic collisions, animal rescues and flooding. The pay does vary, depending on how much cover you give, but it is fantastically rewarding to be a part of your community and to be in a position to help people.”

In order to be on-call, you will need to be able to respond to the fire station in around five minutes once your pager goes off. This can be from home or work, and employers can benefit from a firefighter’s training – such as first aid, manual handling, a greater understanding of health & safety in the workplace, and enhanced team spirit.

If you are interested in being a firefighter, visit www.dwfire.org.uk/westbury for more details.

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