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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service recruiting on-call firefighters




A fire and rescue service is on the look out for people who have what it takes to become a firefighter.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting on-call firefighters at a number of stations across Rutland and Leicestershire.

On-call firefighters play an important role to operational response, working alongside wholetime firefighters.

On-call firefighters are needed in Leicestershire and Rutland. Photo: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue
On-call firefighters are needed in Leicestershire and Rutland. Photo: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

Responding to emergency calls is only part of what on-call firefighters do. They face all kinds of challenges from floods to road traffic accidents, as well as informing communities about fire safety and prevention.

On-call firefighters carry an alerter and respond to emergency calls in the community, during periods when they are available.

Many on-call firefighters have full-time jobs, others may be self-employed or stay at home parents.

On-call firefighters are needed in Leicestershire and Rutland. Photo: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue
On-call firefighters are needed in Leicestershire and Rutland. Photo: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

Callum Faint, 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.

“It’s a real opportunity for those looking for a rewarding job where they are also able to give something back to their local community.”

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

The deadline for submitting an application via the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue website is 11.59pm on Wednesday next week (October 20).



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