Dursley Fire Station needs you
9:45am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
THE COUNTY’S fire service is looking for everyday people to become retained firefighters at Dursley Fire Station.
Retained staff are vital to the service and nationally provide fire and rescue cover to around 60 per cent of the UK.
The only criteria is they must be more than 18-years-old, physically fit and living or working within five minutes of their local fire station.
A recruitment night will be held at the station on Kingshill Road on Tuesday, October 22 from 6.30pm to 9pm.
Stations throughout the county will be holding their own drives at the same time and date, including Stroud, Tetbury and Nailsworth.
Gloucestershire’s Chief Fire Officer Jon Hall said it was an opportunity for people to become a member of a highly-skilled team and to contribute to the safety of the communities in which we all live.
“It’s an important job, which requires great energy and dedication. But it’s also a highly rewarding role,” he said.
“Retained firefighters come from all sections of the community, so anyone who thinks they can do something extraordinary should step forward.”
Successful applicants will be given full training in attending emergencies and paid a monthly retainer fee, including additional pay for call-outs.
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