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IF you’re looking for a new challenge in 2022, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new on-call firefighters in Melksham.
The fire station on Semington Road has opportunities for anyone who could provide availability during the day or at weekends, and flexible contracts for those who work shift systems can be offered.
On-call firefighters live and/or work within the local community, and are expected to respond to emergencies during whatever periods of cover have been agreed.
When the pager goes off, a firefighter can be called to a wide range of incidents, such as commercial and domestic fires, road traffic collisions, rescues from height or water, animal rescue or flooding.
During the week commencing Monday 17th January, the Service’s recruitment team will be out and about in Melksham, engaging with the community and encouraging people to consider being an on-call firefighter.
In addition, there will be a ‘drop in’ day at the fire station on Wednesday 19th January between 10am and 3pm, when anyone interested in a fire service career can find out more.
Station Manager Neil Tidball, the on-call development manager, said, “The role of a firefighter is very rewarding, and it requires determination, courage, motivation, and a genuine desire to serve the community.
“Successful candidates will become part of a well-trained workforce, earning additional income, and gaining transferable skills such as first aid, driving qualifications and health & safety knowledge – which can also benefit them in their primary employment.”
If you’re interested in applying to be an on-call firefighter – or you’re a local employer with staff who may want to offer availability – please visit www.dwfire.org.uk/on-call-firefighters or call Station Manager Neil Tidball on 07827 356549.