Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) is encouraging people to step forward and explore the opportunities the Fire and Rescue Service can offer people who have a passion for helping their local community by becoming on-call firefighters. LFRS is looking to recruit 48 on-call firefighters throughout June, at stations across Lancashire.
Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area, from responding to emergency calls to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs or providing prevention advice to help keep them 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.
FF Bradley Tanner said “I’m an on-call firefighter in Clitheroe providing 80 hours of cover per week, I cover nights and evenings and work full time during the week at as a textile production operative. I wanted to join Lancashire Fire & Rescue service to help people within my local community in their time of need, so I applied and passed my on-call recruits training course in March 2020. I felt a great sense of pride and achievement when I passed. I’m very proud to be able to wear the LFRS uniform.
Since joining the service, I have attended a wide range of different incidents, all of which have been completely different from the next. There’s no feeling quite like the one you get when the alerter sounds and you’re making your way to the station, as you never know what type of incident you could be turning out to. However, LFRS provide full training to ensure that no matter the situation you’re in, you always feel confident in your ability to help others that may need it.”
Group Manager Caroline Harrison, LFRS On-Call lead said “Almost half on Lancashire’s fire stations is crewed by on-call firefighters and we are thrilled to be launching our next on-call recruitment campaign throughout June. Whatever your age, sexuality, gender, or ethnicity, if you are passionate about keeping the people of Lancashire safe, we encourage you to apply to become an on-call firefighter”.
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. Fire services are keen to ensure that their workforce reflect the local communities they will work in and so welcome enquiries from all, no previous experience is necessary, but applicants must:
- Be aged over 18.
- Have a good level of all-round fitness.
- Have a good standard of eyesight and hearing.
- Commit to a weekly two-hour training session.
- Have the time and commitment to participate in this essential emergency service.
To learn more or apply, visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/careers