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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service recruiting on-call firefighters

Posted on - 23rd October, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Firefighters on site at Red Scar Pic: Bamber Bridge/Chorley fire stations
Firefighters on site at Red Scar Pic: Bamber Bridge/Chorley fire stations

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting on-call firefighters.

The service are asking for those who want to help their local community to apply with recruitment open until Wednesday 8 November.

They are asking for people from all walks of life, from self-employed tradespeople and stay-at-home parents to employees of small businesses and large, well-known organisations.

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Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area, from responding to emergency calls to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs or providing prevention advice to help keep them safe.

The fire service can offer flexibility around study, work, and family commitments, training and development opportunities and a chance to make a difference in your local community.

Anyone can be an on-call firefighter, as long as they meet the entry criteria and are able to respond to the station within the required time.

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No qualifications are required but there’s a selection process which includes physical and practical tests and a medical.

Before applying, you need to make sure you meet these requirements:

  • Are aged over 18.
  • Have a good level of all-round fitness.
  • Live or work within five minutes, or in some instances, eight minutes of the relevant area
  • Have a good standard of eyesight and hearing that is acceptable to carry out the firefighter role. This can be aided or unaided.
  • Have the enthusiasm, time and commitment to participate fully in this essential emergency service.

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