Could you be extraordinary?

EXTRAORDINARY members of the community are once again being sought from across Warwickshire to be part of a first class team of retained firefighters. 

This exciting role can be performed alongside any current career in agreement with your employer or performed outside of your normal working hours. The work attracts an annual retainer payment and an hourly wage when undertaking operational duties.

Although not based on fire stations, retained firefighters usually live or work in their local community and carry a pager, so when they get the call, they are ready to respond to any emergency.

Currently, there are over 100 retained firefighters in Warwickshire, working as part of a winning team to keep our communities safer. However, many more are needed, to provide cover at our retained stations during the day, nights and weekends.

Applications are now open, but will close on Monday 8 May 2017. So don’t delay, get your application in today!

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Retained Duty Systems Liaison Officer, Keith Mc Dermott said:

“Retained firefighters play a vital role in keeping communities safer. At present we really need more people to come forward to provide cover in the day time, especially in more rural areas of the county.

“We are we are looking to recruit people from all walks of life. No previous experience is needed, but common sense, self-motivation, compassion and the ability to work as part of a team is essential. You must also live or work within five minutes travel time of your nearest fire station and be over 18.

“The job is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding careers you will ever have!”

Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, Councillor John Horner said:

“Being a retained firefighter means that you will not only play a crucial role within your local community, but you also provide an operational response across the county, as part of a team ready to respond to any call.

“If you are considering becoming a retained firefighter or if you are a local business thinking about releasing staff, then there is no better time to step forward and find out what it would mean for you and your business!”

If you are up for the challenge and want to be extraordinary, then log onto www.warwickshire.gov.uk/beextraordinary  or alternatively, call our retained recruitment team on 01926 852223 and speak to Crew Commander Leeanna Kostka for an initial chat.