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28th February, 2020 - 19:58: 19:58 Dorset and Wiltshire Fire control mobilised fire crew from Shaft...Read more

27th February, 2020 - 7:22pm: At 19:22hrs Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Control mobilised fire crews fro...Read more

28th February, 2020 - 9:02pm: At 21:02hrs Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Control mobilised crews from Red...Read more

27th February, 2020 - 11:54: Crews from Blandford and Sturminster Newton attend reports of an explo...Read more

26th February, 2020 - 18:50: Crews in Warminster attended a chimney fire in Bishopstrow, Warminster...Read more

26th February, 2020 - 03:44: We received the call at 03:44 this morning to reports of a fire at a s...Read more

26th February, 2020 - 09:53: 09:53 Crew from Westbourne attended a car fire on Wessex Way roundabou...Read more

26th February, 2020 - 09:14: 09:14 Our crew from Westlea released a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old...Read more

25th February, 2020 - 4:30pm: Malmesbury - A crew from Chippenham are currently in attendance at a f...Read more

25th February, 2020 - 10:00am: Winterborne Monkton - Two crews from Dorchester attended a road traffi...Read more

#NeedMore campaign

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The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) have launched the #NeedMore campaign to encourage more people to become on-call firefighters, supported by a new website – www.oncallfire.uk

An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of fire and rescue service jobs; these range from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities, and acting as an ambassador for the fire service.

On-call firefighters come from every walk of life, including homemakers, shopkeepers, builders, farmers, office workers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed.

Full training is provided on an on-going basis, therefore previous experience is not needed.

An on-call firefighter could be called out several times a week, often for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments.

To be an on-call firefighter, you must:

Ideally, your travel time to your local fire station from home or work will be no more than five minutes – however, we will still consider applicants from outside this area and would encourage an early conversation with the station management team to help us understand what cover you can offer and when.

For more information about the #NeedMore campaign, visit www.oncallfire.uk – the website includes advice to employers, highlighting how having on-call firefighters within their business can bring advantages. Examples include health & safety and medical response training, as well as developing situational awareness, leadership skills, and the ability to work under pressure.

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