Chance to be a firefighter

Hook Norton Firemen 

Ivor Matthews and Dave Page

Hook Norton Firemen Ivor Matthews and Dave Page

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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.

 

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