St Ives Community Fire Station and Hayle Emergency Services Community Station are recruiting for On-Call Firefighters

Community stations in St Ives and Hayle are opening their doors for recruitment evenings this month when you can find out how to apply and what’s required to be an on-call firefighter, as well as meet with current personnel to find out first-hand about life as an on-call crew member.

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service is responsible for a wide range of services that help make Cornwall safer. Our wide remit is delivered through a range of Prevention, Protection and Response services. The work we do is extremely varied and includes everything from fighting fires and rescuing people, to attending road traffic collisions and promoting community safety within local schools and to the wider community.

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If you're interested in becoming an On-Call firefighter, pop along to:

  • St Ives Community Fire Station:  27 February at 18:30–20:30
  • Hayle Emergency Services Community Station: 28 February at 19:30–20:30

Station Manager Dave Carlisle said: “On Call Firefighters respond to emergencies primarily in their town and surrounding area but may also be called upon to support larger incidents throughout Cornwall. Being an On Call Firefighter is a rewarding role and will make you part of a team that truly supports your community. So don’t be ordinary…be extraordinary and become an On Call Firefighter.”

Cornwall Council cabinet member for communities Geoff Brown said: “The rewards of being a volunteer in your community are great and as a retained fire fighter give you the opportunity to make a real difference and save lives in so many ways.”

Please note that you need to live or work within the proximity of the community fire station, so that you can respond to emergencies very quickly; you need to be able to get there within four minutes of a call and be flexible in your work. 

 

Story posted 16 February 2017