Is your call­ing to help fight fires?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

DO YOU have what it takes to com­bine your work­ing and home life with be­ing a fire­fighter?

That is the ques­tion Buck­ing­hamshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice is ask­ing as it launches a re­cruit­ment drive for re­tained fire­fight­ers at High Wy­combe, Che­sham and Great Mis­senden.

Re­tained fire­fight­ers do the same job as full-time staff, but rather than be­ing based at a fire sta­tion, they are on standby while go­ing about their usual business.

Sta­tion man­ager Paul Scanes said: “On-call fire­fight­ers are a vi­tal part of to­day’s ser­vice. They pro­vide an ef­fi­cient, cost­ef­fec­tive ser­vice that gives emer­gency cover to more than 90 per cent of the UK.

“We’re hop­ing peo­ple who haven’t pre­vi­ously con­sid­ered ap­ply­ing will ask them­selves whether they can, in fact, pro­vide cover at crit­i­cal times of the day or night.”

Re­tained fire­fight­ers are trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of in­ci­dents and sit­u­a­tions, in­clud­ing fires, road traf­fic col­li­sions, res­cues and wa­ter-re­lated in­ci­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Mr Scanes at pscanes@bucks­fire.gov.uk or go to http://bucks­fire. g o v. u k / ab o u t - u s / recruitments/re­tained­fire­fight­ers.

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