New drive is launched to recruit firefighters for on-call fire stations - including Market Harborough

A new drive is being launched to recruit firefighters for on-call fire stations, including Market Harborough, across Leicestershire.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:07 am

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said on-call firefighters carry out a vital role responding to 999 emergencies and backing up full-time colleagues.

On-Call firefighters carry an alerter and respond to emergency calls.

“You will face all kinds of challenges within your local community helping to make safer people and safer places,” said a fire and rescue service spokesman.

A new drive is being launched to recruit firefighters for on-call fire stations, including Market Harborough, across Leicestershire.

“In order to respond to emergencies within set attendance times, you must live and/or work within a set travel time from the fire and rescue station you serve.

“This can be discussed and agreed with the relevant managers for each fire and rescue station.”

On-call firefighters do not work full-time.

They are paid to spend some of their time available to respond to emergency incidents. Many have full-time jobs, others may be self-employed or stay at home parents.

The recruitment website for applications for On-Call firefighter vacancies is now open.

The deadline for applying is Wednesday January 29.

If you are interested in the role and want to find out more, get in touch with your local On-Call fire and rescue station.

You may be able to attend their weekly drill night, where you will find out first-hand about the role and meet your potential future colleagues.

Find out more about Market Harborough fire station in Fairfield Road by clicking here:

https://leics-fire.gov.uk/your-fire-service/who-we-are/locations-and-contacts/market-harborough-fire-rescue-station/

Rick Taylor, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, said: “On-Call firefighters play a vital role at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and they help us provide the very best service to the local communities we serve.

“We hope to encourage members of our local communities to come forward, find out more about being an On-Call firefighter and ultimately apply for a role.”

He added: “This is a real opportunity for honest members of our communities who are looking for a rewarding job where they can also give something positive back to their community.”

For more information on the recruitment campaign visit leics-fire.gov.uk/on-call or email [email protected]