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Don’t miss your chance to become a full-time firefighter in Cumbria

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting up to 24 new full-time firefighters to help keep our communities safe.

Men and women are being invited to apply online for these roles at cumbria.gov.uk/joinCFRS when the application window opens from Monday 20 May to Friday 31 May.

All new recruits will receive full training and support every step of the way to help them succeed in their new exciting career as a professional firefighter.

Applications from female candidates, black and minority ethnic groups and the LGBT+ community are especially encouraged as the fire and rescue service recognises these are groups of our society that are currently under-represented.

Steve Healey, Cumbria County Council’s Chief Fire Officer, said: “Approximately 10% of our full-time firefighters in Cumbria are currently female and I’d like more women to come forward to be part of our fire service family and help protect our communities across the county. There is so much more to being a modern-day firefighter than going to fires and road accidents; a big part of the job is about fire safety and prevention as well as helping young people and vulnerable older adults to stay safe.”

Cllr Janet Willis, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Fire and Rescue, said: “Our firefighters do a magnificent job keeping our communities safe and secure. We want as many people as possible to come forward and help us find the very best new recruits.”

More than 100 people attended firefighter taster sessions held at fire stations in the county recently, 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.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to become part of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service – ‘A Service that has great people who do a great job’

For more information and to apply to become a full-time firefighter, go to: cumbria.gov.uk/JoinCFRS

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