Recruiting drive for retained firefighters
FIREFIGHTERS are urgently needed at a station on the outskirts of Plymouth.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is urgently seeking to recruit retained firefighters who will be available for calls during the daytime in Ivybridge.
Watch manager Scott Wilson said: "Firefighters are normal people who live or work in the community. They are builders, housewives, postal workers and shopkeepers – in fact they come from all and every walk of life. The only thing they have in common is that they have all decided to put something back into the community by becoming trained as firefighters.
"We know that there are many more women that are capable of becoming firefighters who are reluctant to put themselves forward. Most people believe that the physical strength required to be a firefighter is greater than it actually is.
From Monday to Friday,
Come and enjoy our special menu at £12 per person for 3 course-meal.
Not in conjunction with any other offers.
From Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Subject to availability.
Contact: 01752 424381
Valid until: Wednesday, July 31 2013
"Now it is the firefighters themselves that need your help, there simply aren't enough of them and there is a real shortage of new volunteers."
Applicants must be at least 18-years-old and physically fit. They need to be available Monday to Friday, and in particular during the daytime. Successful applicants will have a chance to attend first aid courses and LGV driving courses.
A recruitment evening is being held on Tuesday at Ivybridge Fire Station, Ermington Road, from 7.30pm - 9pm for those interested.