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Have a Go Session – Bridport and Beaminster

Date: 08/12/2018

Time: 11am - 2pm

Firefighters in Bridport and Beaminster are looking for some new recruits. Throughout December they are giving you the chance to ‘have a go’ at becoming an on-call firefighter. Fire crews will be at Bridport Fire Station from 7-9pm on Monday 3rd December and 11am-2pm on Saturday 8th December. If that wasn’t enough, crews at both stations train on a Monday night every week from 7pm, so you can pop along to the station and find out what being on-call is all about. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service needs new on-call recruits to provide fire cover at locations across West Dorset, but particularly in Bridport and Beaminster. Contracted hours can vary, but on-call personnel usually make themselves available for between 48 and 120 hours per week. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends. Watch Manager at Bridport, Nick Courtice said: “The easiest way to see if being a firefighter is for you is to come along, have a chat with the crew and try your hand at different things. There will be opportunity to try on breathing apparatus, climb a ladder, assemble some of the vital equipment needed and do the national firefighter selection test for carrying equipment.” He added: “On-call firefighters receive the same training and development as wholetime colleagues, and we can be called to all manner of emergencies, including fires, road traffic collisions, animal rescues and flooding. The pay does vary, depending on how much cover you give, but it is fantastically rewarding to be a part of your community and to be in a position to help people.” In order to be on-call, you will need to be able to respond to the fire station in around five minutes once your pager goes off. This can be from home or work, and employers can benefit from a firefighter’s training – such as first aid, manual handling, a greater understanding of health & safety in the workplace, and enhanced team spirit. If you are interested in being an on-call firefighter but can’t attend this event, visit www.dwfire.org.uk/be-one-of-us

Key Contact: Mike Jackson

Key Contact email address: [email protected]

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