On-call firefighters needed

Retford Fire Station, Wharf Road  (w110803-2b)
Retford Fire Station, Wharf Road (w110803-2b)

Notts Fire and Rescue Service is looking for men and women who live or work within five minutes of a retained fire station to consider training to be an on-call firefighter.

Retford, Tuxford, Harworth and Misterton fire stations are all offering nearby residents the opportunity.

Retained firefighters need to be ready to respond to emergencies within five minutes the retained fire station, whether it’s from home or a place of work.

“This is a flexible, exciting and rewarding job and a wonderful way to be right at the heart of a community,” said station manager Phil Revill.

“We have vacancies at most of our stations and would welcome applications from men and women who would be interested in accepting the challenge.”

A pager will alert firefighters to an emergency call and they could find themselves responding to fires, road traffic collisions, trapped people and animals, flooding and other water rescue incidents.

Firefighters also get involved in fire prevention activities, helping to promote fire safety.