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Roll up and see what’s involved in becoming a firefighter

26 July 2016

Are you looking for a rewarding career which allows you to work as part of a team, flexible shift patterns and ultimately makes a real difference to people's lives?

Well, look no further...we are recruiting soon for a new intake of full-time firefighters.

Roll up and see what’s involved in becoming a firefighter

The primary role of a firefighter is to protect people, the environment and property by responding to incidents such as fires, flooding, road traffic collisons and medical emergencies. Increasingly however, the role has become more community focused and the ability to work with partner agencies and deal with young and old alike is vital to carry out fire safety work to help prevent fires and accidents from happening.

Firefighters advise people on fire prevention, escape routes and hazards at home, in the community and in business. They visit schools, teach and work with children to raise awareness of dangers like fireworks and matches. Firefighters also work with businesses promoting safety initiatives and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations.

We are opening our doors to those groups under-represented in our Service to get a feel for what is involved in becoming a firefighter. Women and people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) can come to any one of six positive action taster days and experience some of the physical tests which make up part of the selection process.

Those who attend the sessions will be able to learn more about the responsibilities of a firefighter and have an opportunity to observe and take part in activities typical of the role.

Click here to find out when and where these sessions are taking place.