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Applications for future firefighters set to open

Today sees the launch of our “Future Firefighter” campaign to encourage people to consider a career as a firefighter ahead of applications for the role opening on 2 October.

It will be the first time in over three and a half years we’ve recruited full-time firefighters into the Service. We’re encouraging people who may have never considered a career with us before to find out more, as we want to attract people from a range of backgrounds and diverse communities.

Our new recruits will be specially-trained to respond to any scenario – including responding to fires, road traffic collisions and rescues. They will be a pivotal and important part of local communities and will help us with efforts around fire safety education, working with partners and business engagement across the county.

With over 90 per cent of the role focused on education, prevention and training work we want to attract applications from people with a compassionate nature who really want to make a difference in their communities.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Michelle Hickmott said: “We’re after the firefighters of the future and our recruitment campaign is focused on changing people’s perception of what a firefighter is like and what the role involves to encourage more people to consider firefighting as a career.

“If you are caring, determined and passionate about doing the best for your community then you’re exactly who we’re looking for.

“There is much more to being a firefighter than racing to burning buildings or road traffic collisions. The reality is the majority of the role is actually spent training and also working with businesses and in local communities to make people safer and prevent incidents occurring in the first place.”

Crew Manager, Lianne Petts who became a firefighter 13 years ago said: “It’s a really rewarding, varied career where you can make a difference. No two days are the same and there are plenty of opportunities to specialise and progress. It’s a great family friendly organisation to work for and it’s a role I’d recommend to anyone.”

To find out more about the role, recruitment process and FAQs visit: Firefighter recruitment | Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service Applications will go live on this page at 12noon on 2 October. They will close at 23.59pm on 15 October.

Once applications have been submitted, those who are successful will find out in the winter and will start training in February next year.


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