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VIDEO: Become a full time firefighter in Cumbria

[C]umbria County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is inviting people to apply to become fulltime firefighters.

Applications for the firefighter posts can be made online via from 12 noon on Monday 17th  October and the application ‘window’ will remain open until noon on Monday 31st  October.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting new full-time firefighters for the first time in eight years. The recruitment campaign forms part of the Service’s succession planning with a number of firefighters due to retire over the coming years.

More than 250 people attended firefighter taster sessions held at a number of fire stations around the county, providing an opportunity for people to talk to firefighters about the role and have a go at some of the physical tests that form part of the firefighter selection process.

Women and people from minority groups are being encouraged to consider a career as a firefighter. It is hoped the taster sessions will result in a broader range of applications which reflects the make-up of local communities in Cumbria.

Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock said: “Working for a modern fire and rescue service offers a challenging, varied and rewarding career. We are looking for men and women who are fully committed to improving the safety of their community and willing to work effectively as part of a team.”

The successful candidates will undergo rigorous firefighter training before starting work on one of the fire stations in the County.

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