30/03/2016

NIFRS Launch New Recruitment Drive

A new recruitment drive has been launched for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters in 16 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) wants to recruit people who can respond to the relevant Fire Station within five minutes of being alerted by pager.
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The new Community Firefighters will be based at Antrim, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Glengormely, Larne, Whitehead, Ballynahinch, Comber, Donaghadee, Downpatrick, Newtownards, Newtownhamilton, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Limavady.

In a statement the NIFRS said: "Community Firefighters help protect the local community and respond to emergency incidents including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls such as chemical spills, collapsed buildings and other types of rescues. They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice and assistance in the local community."

The deadline for applications is Friday, 22 April 2016.

(CD/LM)

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