Search to find new fire teams

Ser­vice needs new faces

Stirling Observer - - PRIMARY ONES - Chris Marzella

Fire sta­tions in ru­ral ar­eas are look­ing to re­cruit new fire­fight­ers.

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (SFRS) need re­tained fire­fight­ers for Aber­foyle, Bal­fron, Cal­lan­der, Cri­an­larich, Doune and Killin.

They are look­ing for men and women to carry out a range of du­ties in­clud­ing at­tend­ing a wide va­ri­ety of emer­gency in­ci­dents, as well as car­ry­ing out work within the com­mu­ni­ties.

Fire­fight­ers would be on call to re­spond to a range of emer­gen­cies.

A spokesper­son for the SFRS said: “We’re in­ter­ested in peo­ple with a va­ri­ety of avail­abil­ity but are par­tic­u­larly keen to hear from those who are avail­able dur­ing week­days.

“A key aim of the SFRS is to re­flect the com­mu­ni­ties that we work in and to en­gage pos­i­tively with peo­ple liv­ing and work­ing within these com­mu­ni­ties.

“No mat­ter what your back­ground or cir­cum­stances, you may have what it takes for a re­ward­ing and chal­leng­ing ca­reer in the ser­vice.

“Our re­tained fire­fight­ers come from ev­ery walk of life, in­clud­ing shop­keep­ers, builders, plumbers, farm­ers, sec­re­taries, en­gi­neers and di­rec­tors of com­pa­nies, to­gether with peo­ple who are not cur­rently em­ployed.

“Pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is not re­quired thanks to a com­pre­hen­sive train­ing pro­gramme. “

Re­cruits must be phys­i­cally fit and able to re­spond rapidly to pager ac­ti­va­tion.

The SFRS is hold­ing a re­cruit­ment event where in­ter­ested peo­ple can speak to fire­fight­ers about their job and ex­pe­ri­ences and try out some of the prac­ti­cal as­pects of the role.

For more in­for­ma­tion email gor­don.kerr@ firescot­land.gov.uk or call Sta­tion Man­ager Gor­don Kerr on 07770826972.

More de­tails are avail­able at www. firescot­land.gov.uk/ work-with-us/re­tained­fire­fight­ers.

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