8th Dec, 2016

Chance to become on-call Pershore firefighter

Evesham Editorial 5th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE Fire Station has launched a drive to recruit more on-call firefighters to provide cover during the week and at the weekend.

An awareness event is being held at the town’s station on Defford Road on Tuesday, May 10 at 6.30pm where anyone interested can find out more about the role.

On-call firefighters must live or work within five minutes of their local fire station and all recruits must be 18 or over when applying for the role.

Station Commander Phil Berry said: “We welcome interest from men and women who can get to the station within five minutes of being called and respond to an emergency.

“The role is a challenging yet extremely rewarding one which provides the local community with a vital service.

“Furthermore, it’s also a chance to learn a range of new skills, such as accident prevention and first aid, which can be of real benefit in other areas of your life, whether at home or at work.”

James Smith, who has been an on-call firefighter at the station for seven months, said: “‘I enjoy working as part of a team – it is great for your self confidence.”

For more information on the role visit www.hwfire.org.uk.