Recruitment drive for new firefighters in Derbyshire opens next week

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A recruitment drive for new firefighters in Derbyshire opens next week.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is on the lookout for people who want to become wholetime firefighters in the region.

Recruitment will run for two weeks from midday on the January 17, ending at midday on the January 30.

Chief fire officer Terry McDermott said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the people of Derbyshire to join a high performing and excellent fire and rescue service.

“The role of a modern firefighter is extremely varied. Firefighters not only train to respond to a diverse range of incidents from fires, road traffic collisions, specialist rescues - such as large animal rescues and water rescue incidents - but they also spend a growing amount of time engaging with and educating our communities, to help prevent emergency incidents occurring.”

He added: “There has never been a more exciting time for new firefighters to be joining Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“We now boast one of the best operational training facilities in the country, a place that will become home to successful applicants as they undertake their initial training, the first step towards an extraordinary and rewarding career as a firefighter.”

Wholetime firefighters will be required to work two day shifts and two night shifts a week in a four on/four off shift pattern to provide a 24-hour emergency response.

For more information or to apply visit the online application portal at www.derbys-fire.gov.uk from midday on January 17.

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