23/07/2018

NIFRS To Recruit Community Firefighters

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is recruiting Community Firefighters on a part-time basis in 28 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.

NIFRS is looking to recruit people who can respond to the following Fire Stations within five minutes of being alerted by pager – Portstewart, Antrim, Carrickfergus, Lisburn, Larne, Crumlin, Portadown, Warrenpoint, Ballynahinch, Newcastle, Lurgan, Crossmaglen, Donaghadee, Dromore, Newtownards, Kilkeel, Ballywalter, Banbridge, Holywood, Enniskillen, Maghera, Belleek, Castlederg, Dromore, Lisnaskea, Newtownstewart, Cookstown and Clogher Fire Stations.

Brian Stanfield, Group Commander, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said: "Simply put, NIFRS could not operate without our Community Firefighters as they provide the emergency fire and rescue services to local towns and villages across Northern Ireland.
News Image
"It is an extremely rewarding and interesting job. Community Firefighters must be able to quickly respond to emergency call-outs by making their way to the Fire Station within five minutes, where they will meet the rest of their crew.

"Local employers have an equally important role to play in the success of the Community Firefighter system by allowing their employees to become Community Firefighters. Hundreds of local employers across Northern Ireland employ Community Firefighters, benefiting by having someone on site who has developed a wide range of skills and experience including the ability to work as part of a team. NIFRS greatly appreciates the support of local employers in helping provide the best possible fire and rescue service.

"Community Firefighters are paid a retaining fee, emergency call-out payments and a payment to attend a weekly drill night which is 2 hours per week in the evening. Community Firefighters are trained to the highest standards and take part in 12 days training each year to ensure we have the most highly skilled Firefighters to help protect our local communities."

(CD/MH)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

04 February 2013
NIFRS Launch Major Recruitment Drive
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a major recruitment drive for Retained (part-time) Firefighters in 37 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland and is encouraging more females and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply.
15 February 2019
Danske Bank To Close Belfast And Bangor Branches
Danske Bank has announced plans to close two branches in County Down later this year. The Lisburn Road, Belfast, and Main Street, Bangor sites will close on Friday 24 May. Richard Caldwell, Managing Director of personal banking at the facility said the closure was due to a shift in customer trends, including the growing use of online banking.
17 July 2001
ASSEMBLY CREATE AWARD TO HONOUR FIRE SERVICE
THE Northern Ireland Fire Service is to receive the first ever award given by the province's devolved assembly. An illuminated scroll is to be presented to Chief Fire Officer John McClelland on Tuesday, by assembly speaker Lord Alderdice in tribute to the sacrifice made by fire fighters over the years.
26 July 2011
Community Fire Station Planned For Omagh
The public's views are being sought on a proposal to build a new integrated Community Fire Station and District Headquarters for the people of Omagh. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) wants to get the views on the building that would be constructed on the current site of its District Headquarters on the Killybrack Road.
06 February 2019
Brexit: PM's Pledge To Avoid A Hard Border
Prime Minister Theresa May has visited Belfast to offer assurances over her Brexit strategy and reiterate her "unshakeable" commitment to avoiding a hard border in Ireland. "The UK Government will not let that happen. I will not let that happen," the Conservative leader told an audience in the city on the afternoon of Tuesday 05 February.