Residents of Norfolk looking for a new challenge and a chance to make a real difference are invited to consider a career as an on-call firefighter to help fill vacancies across the county and protect Norfolk and its people.
With more people now based at home, and the last year underlining how communities can really pull together, now is the perfect time to consider if it’s for you.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s national on-call recruitment week. The campaign, #WeNeedMore, will run from 1-7 March to raise awareness and to encourage people from all backgrounds to consider a rewarding career in the fire service.
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 and supporting their needs, or providing fire prevention advice to help to keep people safe.
On-call firefighters must live or work within five minutes of an on-call station, and respond to 999 calls via an alerter system. They also attend weekly training nights.
Chief Fire Officer Stuart Ruff said: “We’re not looking for a particular type of person as every member of our team brings something different and valuable. If you are interested please contact us – let us help you to see what you might be able to achieve.”
“In Norfolk, there is a particular need for daytime cover at some of our rural stations and with more people now working from home in their primary career, they could be the perfect candidates.
“We are really grateful to employers across Norfolk who release staff to be able to commit to supporting their communities. Employing on-call firefighters brings great benefits to our service, to local communities and to those businesses as their staff learn a range of transferable skills.”
There are currently vacancies at: Attleborough, Dereham, Diss, Downham Market, East Harling, Great Yarmouth, Heacham, Hingham, Holt, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Loddon, Massingham, Outwell, Reepham, Sandringham, Swaffham, Watton, Wells, West Walton and Wroxham.
For more information about on-call recruitment go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/oncallfirefighter