Firefighters to take to Stamford streets for recruitment event

Lincs Fire and Rescue News.
Lincs Fire and Rescue News.

People can find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter at recruitment days in Stamford.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be in High Street in search of new recruits between 10.30am 2.30pm on Friday and Saturday next week.

Stamford fire station watch manager John Murphy said; “Firefighters are at the heart of many local communities, and for places like Stamford that rely on retained crews, they are even more important. Local residents depend on us to provide a life-saving service, and they also turn to us for help and advice about staying safe.

“We are currently looking for people who work or live within five minutes of the station on Radcliffe Road who can help us protect the community. We will be in the town centre to answer questions you might have, so if you are interested please come along for an informal chat.

“If you see us on your lunch break or you are out shopping, please stop and say hello. You might not realise that you could be the perfect candidate to be an on-call firefighter, or maybe you will know someone who would be.

“People sometimes assume that they can’t get involved because they work full time but many local employers are happy to release their staff. We are also more than happy to speak to employers to explain the benefits to them as well as the recruit.”

Stamford is a retained-only fire station, with two fire engines and an ambulance to crew. The fire relies on support from the community to carry out its duties in the town.

To find out more about becoming a retained firefighter call the recruitment team on 0800 358 0204 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.