Part-time fire jobs

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (SFRS) are re­cruit­ing fire­fight­ers for their re­tained duty sys­tem, through­out South La­nark­shire.

Fire­fight­ers on the re­tained duty sys­tem (RDS) are men and women who live and work close to a spe­cific sta­tion who can com­mit to pro­vid­ing an emer­gency re­sponse within their com­mu­nity.

Lo­cal se­nior of­fi­cer Alan Fair­bairn, said: “In be­com­ing a fire­fighter on the re­tained duty sys­tem men and women help save lives in their own com­mu­ni­ties. Just like their full- time col­leagues, RDS crews must deal with emer­gen­cies while pro­vid­ing com­fort and re­as­sur­ance to mem­bers of the pub­lic.

“The role of an RDS fire­fighter is chal­leng­ing and de­mand­ing, with of­fi­cers po­ten­tially fac­ing stress­ful and haz­ardous sit­u­a­tions – but reg­u­lar train­ing en­sures they have the spe­cial­ist skills de­manded of a mod­ern fire­fighter. As well as pro­vid­ing an emer­gency re­sponse, the fire­fight­ers may also be in­volved in com­mu­nity safety ini­tia­tives aimed at re­duc­ing the chance of a tragedy oc­cur­ring.

“Com­ing from ev­ery walk of life, RDS fire­fight­ers in­clude shop­keep­ers, me­chan­ics, plum­bers, chefs, sec­re­taries, en­gi­neers and ar­chi­tects – as well as peo­ple not em­ployed.” See www.myjob­scot­land. gov. uk

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