Fire station to hold recruitment day

By Caleb Spencer in Emergency Services

ABERYSTWYTH Fire Station will hold an on-call firefighter recruitment event at the station next week.

If you are reasonably fit and healthy, live within 10 minutes of Aberystwyth Fire Station in Trefechan and have an interest in becoming a firefighter, why not call in for a chat where the friendly fire crews from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, 26 July.

Arwel James, response manager, said: “The role of an on-call firefighter is unique. This is an exciting opportunity for any individual who wishes to challenge themselves and serve their local community.

“If you are successful in your application, we will provide you with all the training and support required to deliver community safety advice, tackle road traffic collisions, and fight fires.

“As a fire and rescue service, we serve every person in Aberystwyth and the surrounding communities, whether they live or work here or only visiting the area. Therefore, we welcome applications from all members of our communities.

“We would also encourage employers in the local area to attend the recruitment evening and find out how they can further benefit their community.

“Most on-call firefighters hold a career outside the fire service but are able to combine both roles within their day to day lives.”

On-call firefighters are an essential part of the emergency services network and come from all walks of life.

They have often chosen a career outside of the fire service, but also wish to serve their community as a firefighter, ready to respond to emergencies, prevent fire and incidents from happening, and protect people and property across mid and west Wales.

?The fire service say it is impossible to predict how often you would be called out, but the average is approximately two to three times a week for a couple of hours.

For further information regarding the recruitment evening, or for if you wish to receive a recruitment information pack, please contact the recruitment team on: 01267 226832; or e-mail any enquiry you may have to personnel@mawwfire.gov.uk.

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Elizabeth McGlone · 10 days ago · Report

Thanks to all of our volunteer and paid on call firefighters in the metro area. They do a great job. Based on my experience in the fire service, I did not see people becoming less altruistic as stated in the article. I saw experienced firefighters leaving the fire service because the

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