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New on-call firefighters wanted in Bere Regis and Wareham


Date: 21st April, 2022

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a special recruitment week to attract new on-call firefighters for Bere Regis and Wareham.

From Monday 25 April, the Service’s recruitment team will be out and about in the two towns, engaging with the community and encouraging people to consider being an on-call firefighter.

On-call firefighters live and/or work within the local community, and are paid to respond to emergencies during whatever periods of cover have been agreed. When the pager goes off, a firefighter can be called to a wide range of incidents, such as commercial and domestic fires, road traffic collisions, rescues from height or water, animal rescue or flooding.

Both fire stations have opportunities for anyone who could provide availability during the week and/or at weekends, with flexible contracts on offer for those who work shift systems or have childcare responsibilities.

As part of the recruitment week, there will be two ‘have a go’ events, both between 7pm and 8.30pm – these will be on Wednesday 27 April for Bere Regis fire station, which can be found in North Street; and on Thursday 28 April for Wareham fire station, which is on Worgret Road.

Station Manager Neil Tidball, the on-call development manager, said: “The role of a firefighter is very rewarding, and it requires determination, courage, motivation, and a genuine desire to serve the community. Successful candidates will become part of a well-trained workforce, earning additional income, and gaining transferable skills such as first aid, driving qualifications and health & safety knowledge – which can also benefit them in their primary employment.”

If you’re interested in applying to be an on-call firefighter – or you’re a local employer with staff who may want to offer availability – please visit www.dwfire.org.uk/on-call-firefighters, email [email protected] or leave a message on the 24-hour recruitment line, 01722 691444.

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