Think you know about the role of firefighters, think again . . .
Firefighting involves much more than putting out fires. We play a crucial role in:
- Rescuing people from road traffic collisions
- Supporting the ambulance service with medical emergencies
- Rescuing people from fast flowing water and protecting properties from flood damage
- Rescuing people from height and confined spaces
- Providing specialist animal rescue services
- Educating young drivers to prevent accidents and injuries
- Keeping our communities safe from fire and other dangers with safe and well visits
- Educating children in road and fire safety through school visits and community events
- Changing lives through being an instructor on a youth intervention programme
- Saving lives though mentoring young people in our arson prevention programme
- Making people safer in their places of work by advising business owners on fire safety regulations
- Making buildings safer where people work, live and carry out leisure activities
This Rolemap outlines the varied responsibilities and duties expected of a Firefighter within their role.