Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has today (Monday 19 December) launched its latest recruitment drive for on-call firefighters – and is urging anybody interested in stepping up and helping to save the lives of others to get in touch with their local fire station.
A total of 12 stations across the county are looking for new recruits during this window and staff are particularly needed at Misterton, Tuxford, Collingham, Southwell, Bingham and Ashfield Fire Stations.
Potential applicants have until Sunday 8 January to apply and anybody interested in applying is urged to contact their local station. Contact details for each of the stations that are recruiting can be found at the bottom of this page.
"Serving your community as a firefighter is an incredibly rewarding and extraordinary role; we know that there are numerous members of the public that may not have previously thought of a career in the fire and rescue service, but would make a fantastic addition to our team," said Station Manager Craig Day, who is leading on this month's recruitment campaign.
"Retained firefighters provide an essential service for us as they provide vital on-call cover to some of the more rural parts of Nottinghamshire. As we are keen to boost our numbers at our retained stations, we are appealing to local people to get in touch and learn more about becoming an on-call firefighter.
"On-call crews attend a variety of incidents, which can be in challenging circumstances, however going home knowing that you've helped make your community safer is an exhilarating feeling."
The Service's retained staff are given the same training as wholetime firefighters and attend the same types of incidents, sometimes with your own crew and sometimes in support of their wholetime colleagues.
They work on a part-time basis and commit a certain number of hours per week to being on-call, during these hours they carry a pager and respond to emergencies from home or another place of work.
Anybody interested in helping create safer communities and applying to be an on-call firefighter should contact their local stations via the contact details that can be found by clicking one of the station names below. Alternatively, potential applicants can ring the NFRS HR department on 0115 838 8247 or visit our Retained Duty System Firefighters page for more information on the role. Applications can be submitted through the Service's Recruitment Website.
During this recruitment campaign the Service will be recruiting at; Ashfield, Bingham, Collingham, East Leake, Harworth, Misterton, Retford, Southwell, Stapleford, Tuxford, Warsop and Worksop. Applicants will not be accepted at Hucknall, Newark, Blidworth or Eastwood.
For an insight into what its like being an on-call firefighter, let two of our firefighters from Warsop explain...