Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service is on the look out for retained firefighters in some parts of the county.
Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people to apply to become a retained fire fighter at the following fire stations: Chipping Campden, Painswick, Cirencester and Dursley.
The dates and times for the open day are as follows:
Chipping Campden Fire Station Station Open Day - Saturday 9th June, 12noon - 5pm Station 'come along and meet' day - Monday 11th June, 12noon - 8pm
Painswick Campden Fire Station Station 'come along and meet' day - Tuesday 12th June, 6.30 - 9pm
Cirencester Fire Station Station 'come along and meet' day - Wednesday 13th June, 6.30 - 9pm
Dursley Fire Station Station 'come along and meet' day - Thursday 14th June, 6.30 - 9pm
Geoff Sallis, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: "There are many reasons why people should consider applying to become a retained firefighter, such as, contributing to the safety of your community, receiving first class training within the role and operating with the very latest fire and rescue equipment."
"We welcome enquiries from all sections of the community and successful applicants will be paid a monthly retainer fee plus additional for call outs, while taking the opportunity to become a crucial member of a highly trained and tight-knit team."
"The job is challenging and can be stressful, but the sense of satisfaction and value placed on it by local people are extremely rewarding."
Retained firefighters must be aged over 18, be physically fit and live or work within five minutes of a station.
They help save lives by attending emergencies, including fighting fires, chemical spills, road traffic accidents and animal rescues.
They are also trained in specialist skills such as cliff and water rescue and breathing apparatus support and can be called upon to provide these skills at major incidents anywhere in the county.
Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "Being a retained firefighter is one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs you can do and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service couldn't operate without their dedication and commitment.
It's such a valuable service to provide to your local community and I would encourage people to apply if they feel it's a commitment they could make."
31st May 2012
Issued by: Laura Biddington, Gloucestershire County Council Media Team, 01452 425226, email@example.com