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Just three days left to apply to become a full-time firefighter in Cumbria

Time is running out if you want to become a wholetime (full-time) firefighter in Cumbria.

Applications for wholetime firefighter posts with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) will close at 10am on Friday 12th October.

CFRS are recruiting approximately 12 new wholetime firefighters who will undergo an intensive training programme before joining fire crews throughout Cumbria.

Steve Healey, Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer, said: “It’s only the second time in the last ten years that we have recruited a new cohort of wholetime firefighters, this really is a fantastic opportunity and an exciting time to join the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service team.

“Responding to incidents and emergencies will always be a key part of a firefighter’s role, but we also place great emphasis on being able to educate and inform people from all ages and backgrounds on fire prevention, community safety and the wider health and wellbeing agenda.

“We are looking for people who want to make a difference to the lives of our communities across Cumbria. The work of a firefighter is highly rewarding, if you believe you have a strong work ethic, passion and the commitment to make a positive difference then please apply, you could change your life forever.”

Applications from female candidates, black and minority ethnic groups and the LGBT community are particularly encouraged as it is recognised these are groups of society that are currently under-represented within the Service.

For more information about applying to become a wholetime firefighter, go to

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