Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is highlighting fire stations in the county where more on-call firefighters are needed. Currently, some fire appliances are unavailable at certain times when there are not enough firefighters to staff them.
As part of national on-call firefighter recruitment week, the top 5 stations currently in need are:
– Brant Broughton
On average in England, 30% of firefighters are ‘on-call’ rather than ‘wholetime’ firefighters. In Lincolnshire however, this figure is around 67%.
Station Manager for Organisational Development, Andy Dixon, said:”Although there are other fire stations that need on-call firefighters, these are the stations currently most in need.
“On-call firefighters respond to a range of fire and rescue call-outs, and often help carry out prevention work in their local communities. Full training is provided initially, and on an ongoing basis, so no previous experience is required.
“Being an on-call firefighter means people become part of a close-knit team, gain a range of new skills and can earn extra money around existing jobs and commitments. Importantly though, they are also making a real difference within their community.”