Budding Clogher firefighters: the Fire Service needs you

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in operation
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in operation

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue is seeking community volunteers in the Clogher area of south Tyrone.

A recruitment night about the opportunity will be held at Clogher Fire Station on Monday, February 8 from 7.30-9.30pm.

Community Firefighters play a critical role in protecting communities and many fire stations depend on the contribution of part time firefighters to ensure it can respond to emergency calls.

A worthwhile and rewarding role, those who are successful will receive excellent training and develop a wide range of skills and experience.

In order to fulfil the role you will need to demonstrate that you meet a range of criteria including the ability to:

Respond to an emergency call by attending the fire station within 5 minutes of being alerted

Be available for 120 hours each week, across a range of time periods including day time, evenings and weekends, in order to respond to emergency calls

Meet the standard of physical fitness required to be successful in the role.

If you are already in employment you can still work as a community firefighter as long as your employer gives you consent to attend emergency calls.

The closing date for this post is Friday, February 12 2016 at 3pm.

NIFRS is currently under represented by females and applications from this group are particularly welcome, but appointments will be made solely on merit.