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‘Have a go’ at being an on-call firefighter in Amesbury


Date: 9th January, 2019

Firefighters in Amesbury are giving you the chance to ‘have a go’ at becoming an on-call firefighter at several events taking place next week. Fire crews will be on station on 16th January from 6:30pm-8:30pm on 17th January from 7pm-9pm to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service needs new on-call recruits to provide fire cover at locations across Wiltshire, but particularly in Amesbury. Contracted hours can vary, but on-call personnel usually make themselves available for between 90 and 120 hours per week. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

On-call Support Officer Vicki Brewis 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 try on breathing apparatus, climb a ladder and do the national firefighter selection test for carrying equipment.”

She 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

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