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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service appeals for on-call recruits

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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting on-call firefighters.

The fully-trained officers, formerly known as retained crew, have regular jobs and respond to incidents from their home or workplace. As such, they must live or work within four minutes of their chosen fire station.

Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen, who is also Hertfordshire County Council's director of community protection, said: "Being an on-call firefighter is one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs you can do and provides a valuable service to the community.

Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen
Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen

"The flexibility of a working pattern that you're able to fit around work or home life also means the job can be balanced with other commitments.

"This has attracted a diverse workforce and an increasing number of women and single parents into the role. If you feel it is a commitment you could make, we would particularly welcome applicants from all sections of the community."

Applicants must:

  • be 18 or over when the recruit course starts – there is no upper age limit;
  • live or work within four minutes of their chosen fire station;
  • have the right to work in the UK; and
  • not have any unspent criminal convictions.

There are no height requirements, but recruits need to maintain a level of fitness and will be tested during the selection process. For more details see https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Fire-and-rescue/Jobs-in-Fire-and-Rescue/jobs.aspx.

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