[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 cumbria.gov.uk/JoinCFRS 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.