Cumbria FRS want people to join the team as firefighters on call

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service encourages people to come forward and explore the role of a firefighter with them.

They explain that when working as an on-call firefighter you will be involved in a range of different roles. This would include responding to emergency calls and providing prevention advice to keep communities safe.

Cumbria FRS would offer roles suitable for study, work and family commitments, as well as training and development opportunities.

Station Manager Liana Selecka-Jones, Head of Recruitment for Cumbria FRS, said: “Two-thirds of Cumbria’s fire stations are staffed by on-call firefighters, and we are delighted to be launching our next on-call recruitment drive. in April and May.

“We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds, regardless of your background and personal circumstances, if you are passionate about your local community and keeping the people of Cumbria safe, we encourage you to apply to become a Duty Firefighter. This can be the start of a rewarding career, I started as an on-call firefighter 5 years ago and now I am Station Manager.”

On-call firefighters agree to devote a certain number of hours each week when they are available to intervene in the event of an emergency. This means they can combine their work for the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service with another career or personal commitments.

Regional Manager Andy Lee, Head of Human Resources and Development for Cumbria FRS, said: ‘Working in the fire service means you are part of a close-knit team, earn extra money and receive comprehensive training and continues to develop a wide range of transferable work.Being a firefighter is fantastic work and our warden teams play a crucial role in protecting their communities within Cumbria.

“If you are interested in serving your local community, enjoy learning new skills, enjoy working in a team, and are looking for a rewarding career, we would love to hear from you.”

To apply for an on-call firefighter position, visit the Cumbria FRS website: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/oncallfirefighters