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Hertfordshire County Council calls for firefighters on duty UK News

The Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service invites people to join ‘one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs you can do’.

They are fully trained firefighters who intervene in the event of an incident from their home or work.

Able to get to the fire station of their choice within four minutes of their home or place of work, they carry out their normal daily activity or main job, but are contacted via an alarm in the event of a 999 call.

Once alerted, firefighters on duty check in at their fire station, collect their firefighter kit and work alongside full-time firefighters during the same incidents.

Fire stations currently requiring more coverage include: Tring, Markyate, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, Kings Langley, Harpenden, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Welwyn, Hertford, Ware, Buntingford, Much Hadham, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Hitchin, Baldock.

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Darryl Keen, Community Protection Director and Hertfordshire County Council Fire Chief, said: “Being a duty firefighter is one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs you can do and provides a valuable service to the community.

Eligible applicants must be over the age of 18 when the recruiting course is to begin. There is no upper age limit, live or work within 4 minutes of the chosen fire station, have the right to work in the UK and have no unspent criminal convictions – a criminal record must be declared on request.

There is no height requirement, but firefighters must maintain a level of fitness and this will be tested during the selection process.

To learn more about the role and levels of physical condition, complete the expression of interest form Firefighter on duty – Mobilization session.

There will be an engagement session on May 16th.

To learn more about the on-call firefighter profession and to express your interest in the position, please visit the On-Call Firefighter Recruitment page.

Those who are successfully selected will have to attend a selection day on May 23 or June 12 at the JESA Training Center, Stevenage.

Click here for more details.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-08 15:00:00