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Recruitment is open for on-call firefighters

On-call firefighters

We are encouraging people who have a passion for helping their local community to apply to become on-call firefighters. Applications are open until Tuesday 8th November for training courses commencing on 6th March 2023 and 20th March 2023.

We employ people from all walks of life, ranging from self-employed tradespeople and stay-at-home parents to employees of small businesses and large, well-known organisations.

Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area, from responding to emergency calls to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs or providing prevention advice to help keep them safe. In return, the fire service can offer flexibility around study, work, and family commitments, first class training and development opportunities and a chance to make a difference in your local community.

Paul Farman, Watch Manager at Lytham Fire Station, advises anyone interested in applying to come down to a drill night at their local station. “When I joined, I came to drill nights for six months before I went on a recruit’s course. You get a real feel for what it’s like, you see the crew, the crew get to know you, and you see if you fit in too. We can help you with your fitness and prepare you for what’s to come and we can even discuss childcare and contractual arrangements.”

We will be holding recruitment days at stations across the county for potential applicants to drop in, meet the crew and find out more.

19/10/2022 Wesham Fire Station 7pm-9pm

20/10/2022 Morecambe Fire Station 4pm-8pm

22/10/2022 Haslingden 11:30am-1pm

22/10/2022 Padiham Fire Station 2pm-4pm

24/10/2022 St Annes Fire Station 6:30pm-9pm

24/10/2022 Haslingden Fire Station 6pm-8pm

24/10/2022 Earby Fire Station 3pm-8pm

26/10/2022 Bamber Bridge Fire Station 7pm-9pm

31/10/2022 Padiham Fire Station 6pm-8pm

31/10/2022 Nelson Fire Station 3pm-8pm

Working in the fire service means you become part of a close-knit team, earn extra money, and receive full and ongoing training so you develop a broad range of transferable work and life skills. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the local communities we work in and so welcome enquiries from all. No previous experience is necessary, but applicants must:

  • Be aged over 18
  • Have a good level of all-round fitness
  • Have a good standard of eyesight and hearing
  • Commit to a weekly two-hour training session
  • Have the time and commitment to participate in this essential emergency service

Does this sound perfect for you? To learn more or apply, visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/careers 

Applications close on Tuesday 8th November.

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