Paid on-call firefighters are being sought for Tarporley Fire Station

Firefighter in trainingCheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is encouraging people to step forward and explore the opportunities the fire and rescue service can offer people who have a passion for working in and helping Tarporley by becoming paid on-call firefighters.

Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in the village and surrounding area, from responding to emergency calls to carrying out work in the community to support people’s needs or providing prevention advice to help keep people safe.

In return, the fire service can offer flexible work to fit around study, work and family commitments, first class training and development opportunities and a chance to make a difference in your local community.

CFRS Area Manager Neil Griffiths said: "On-call firefighters are an integral part of our Service and community. We are keen to encourage anyone to find out about what they can offer us - and in return, what we can offer you.

“Working with the fire and rescue service is a thoroughly rewarding experience. It gives individuals the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds and meet people in their community, as well as to respond to emergency incidents within Cheshire.

“Being an on-call firefighter is an exciting and demanding role that allows people to make a real difference to their community and help to save lives.”

Working in the fire service means you become part of a close-knit team, earn extra money and receive full and ongoing training so you develop a broad range of transferable work and life skills.

CFRS is keen to ensure that their workforce reflects the local communities they work in and so welcome enquiries from all, no previous experience is necessary, but you will need:

  • A strong desire to support the local community

  • Enthusiasm for working as part of a team

  • A reasonable level of fitness

  • Live or work within five minutes of Tarporley fire station   

For more information about how to join Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service as an on-call firefighter in Tarporley, please visit on-call recruitment or the national on-call website - www.oncallfire.uk

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