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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service launches 2021 recruitment drive

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for women, BAME people and LGBT+ people to become new recruits in 2021.

Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen said: "As we open up the recruitment process, we're reaching out to people who want to help keep their community safe through this exciting role.

"You'll need to be physically fit and mentally tough, but we also need people who can act with initiative, solve problems, communicate well and be calm under pressure.

Bishop's Stortford fire station in Patmore Close
Bishop's Stortford fire station in Patmore Close

"It's a career where you get to work as part of a close and supportive team, making a real difference to your community and where no two days are the same.

"We're actively encouraging applications from women, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people.

"We're doing this because at the moment these groups are under-represented in our service and it's important to us that our workforce better represents the communities we serve. But the process is, of course, open to anyone.

"All candidates will need to pass every stage of the process, to the same standard, to be successful and we want the best possible people to serve the communities in Hertfordshire irrespective of their background, gender, sexuality, religion, race or any other characteristic – fire does not discriminate and nor do we."

Find out more and apply online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/beafirefighter .

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