New on-call firefighters needed in Cricklade

New on-call firefighters needed in Cricklade

Posted by LRF Manager

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new on-call firefighters in Cricklade.

The fire station on Bath Road has opportunities for anyone who could provide availability during the week and/or at weekends, with flexible contracts on offer for those who work shift systems or have childcare responsibilities.

On-call firefighters live and/or work within the local community, and are paid to respond to emergencies during whatever periods of cover have been agreed. When the pager goes off, a firefighter can be called to a wide range of incidents, such as commercial and domestic fires, road traffic collisions, rescues from height or water, animal rescue or flooding.

In addition, Cricklade is a co-responder station, where firefighters can opt to support the ambulance service by attending medical emergencies ahead of a paramedic arriving.

During the week starting Monday 7 February, the Service’s recruitment team will be out and about in Cricklade, meeting with the community and encouraging people to consider being an on-call firefighter.

In addition, there will be a ‘drop in’ day at the fire station on Wednesday 9 February between 10am and 3pm, when anyone interested in a fire service career can find out more.

Station Manager Neil Tidball, the on-call development manager, said:

The role of a firefighter is very rewarding, and it requires determination, courage, motivation, and a genuine desire to serve the community. Successful candidates will become part of a well-trained workforce, earning additional income, and gaining transferable skills such as first aid, driving qualifications and health & safety knowledge - which can also benefit them in their primary employment.

If you’re interested in applying to be an on-call firefighter – or you’re a local employer with staff who may want to offer availability – please visit, email or leave a message on the 24-hour recruitment line, 01722 691444.