Retained firefighters required

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 September 2013


A SOMERSET fire station is hosting an open evening in a bid to recruit more on-call firefighters.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue is looking for people living or working in Cheddar aged over 18 with a good level of fitness and strength to become retained firefighters.

No previous experience is needed for the role, but people should have commitment to the community and a positive attitude.

On-call firefighters live or work within five minutes response time from the station and provide a level of cover during emergencies such as fire, floods and road traffic accidents.

Many people have primary occupations while on call and the service has employees in factories, shops and restaurants who are also on-call firefighters.

The open evening is being held at Cheddar Fire Station in The Hayes on October 1 from 7-9pm where anyone interested in the role can learn more.

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