Posted: Tue 12th Oct 2021

Appeal for people in North Wales to become on-call firefighters

North Wales news and information

An appeal has been made for people in North Wales to step forward to become on-call firefighters.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is currently looking for ordinary people to help protect local communities, particularly those in rural areas.

Working as an on-call firefighter involves a wide range of activities, including responding to emergency calls and providing prevention advice to keep people safe.

The fire and rescue service said the role offers flexible working arrangements to fit around study, employment and family commitments, as well as training and development opportunities.

Paul Jenkinson, senior operations manager, said: “On-call firefighters are a vital part of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

“The role is demanding, unpredictable, exciting and rewarding, coupled with the satisfaction and respect that comes with providing a crucial service to your local community.

“We would be delighted to hear from applicants who can give their time to the service and who wish to help protect their local community and who meet the eligibility criteria.

“We’re preparing to step up our efforts to recruit on-call firefighters in a number of areas to help protect communities across the region – and these include our fire stations located at Aberdyfi, Abersoch, Amlwch, Bala, Beaumaris, Benllech, Betws y Coed, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, Harlech, Llangefni, Llanrwst, Menai Bridge, Porthmadog, Rhyl, St Asaph and Tywyn.

“We will be holding three open events in the coming weeks, with more to be scheduled in the near future – whatever fire station you’re thinking of applying for come along to one of the open events to ask questions about the role, find out more about the equipment you’d use and the environment in which you’d work.”

Open events will take place from 10am-7pm at the following locations. If you are hoping to attend please e-mail hrdesk@nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

  • Porthmadog Fire Station: Wednesday 27th October
  • Llangefni Fire Station: Monday 8th November
  • Tywyn Fire Station: Thursday 25th November

To find out more and register your interest please click here.



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