Issued on: Thursday 2 May 2019
On-Call Firefighter Vacancies at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting On-Call firefighters at a number of On-Call stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
On-Call firefighters play an important role to operational response, working alongside Wholetime firefighters. Being an On-Call firefighter, you will carry an alerter and respond to emergency calls, where you will face all kinds of challenges.
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 don’t work full-time, but are paid to spend some periods of their time available on-call to respond to emergency incidents. Many have full-time jobs, others maybe self-employed or stay at home parents, reflecting the communities we serve.
Could you make a difference to your community, and help contribute to ‘safer people, safer places’?
The recruitment website for applications for On-Call firefighter vacancies is now open.
The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday 29 May 2019, so don’t delay!
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.
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.
“This is a real opportunity for members of our local communities looking for a rewarding job where they are also giving something back to their local community.”
Notes to Editors:
Interviews can be arranged through prior arrangement with Corporate Communications on the details below.
About the Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.
The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents. In the last ten years, fire-related incidents have reduced by 43 percent.
During 2016/17, the Service attended 694 road traffic collisions, of which 148 were extrications from vehicles, in addition to 2,259 fires. 272 schools were visited as part of the Service’s schools programme, delivering fire and road safety education to pupils. Staff organised or took part in 1,613 community safety events, promoting fire and road safety and arson prevention, and 145 Virtual Fatal Four (VF4) events as part of the Service’s young drivers’ road safety project.
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