Chance to be a firefighter

Hook Norton Firemen ''Ivor Matthews and Dave Page
Hook Norton Firemen ''Ivor Matthews and Dave Page

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit people from the Hook Norton area to be on-call firefighters at the village’s fire station.

The role includes responding to emergencies and being on-call during the week and at weekends at the station based in Bourne Lane. Relevant training is provided.

Darran Hookway, station manager at Hook Norton Fire Station, said: “I would encourage anyone living or working within a short distance of Hook Norton Fire Station to consider becoming an on-call firefighter to help with the safety, education and protection of the local community.

“Anyone aged over 18 who is reasonably fit and healthy can apply to be a firefighter and embark on a career making their community safer.”

Many current on-call firefighters have other jobs and fit their work and home lives around their on-call duties.

Firefighters based at the station get called out about ten to 15 times a month and deal with a wide range of incidents. They also get involved in local community safety initiatives.

On-call firefighters are required to attend the station within minutes of when they are alerted to duty via a pager system.

Training takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm. Call Matt Smith, watch manager, on 07850 425 426 or the recruitment hotline on 0800 587 0870.