Hodnet Fire Station Recruitment Morning

13th March, 2009

Hodnet Fire Station is preparing to hold their first recruitment morning of 2009 on Saturday 21st March 2009 from 10am – 1pm, at the fire station in Station Road Hodnet. Anyone interested in joining, or just wanting to know more about the retained service are encouraged to attend.

Men and women are needed to support their community by taking on the role of a firefighter working the retained duty system. The retained duty system firefighter is a rewarding part-time job that serves your local community, where you could earn between £4,500 and £7,500 a year.

Applicants must live, or work, within 5 minutes of Hodnet fire station and be available to respond to emergency calls during the daytime Monday to Friday as a minimum.

"We want our workforce to represent the community it serves and would particularly like to hear from women and individuals from ethnic minorities, however if you are over 18 and have a good level of fitness then we would like to hear from you." said Retained Support Officer Tony Talbot.

During the recruitment morning, people will be able to speak to firefighters and look at the various types of equipment used to deal with many different types of emergencies, including fires and road traffic collisions. There will also be the opportunity to get advice on the recruitment procedure.

"Please come along and see us on Saturday 21st it's a great opportunity to find out about the very important and varied role that the Retained Duty Staff undertake" said Retained Support Officer Mike Beach