Harry Drury at Spalding Fire Station.

Video appeal to recruit more On Call Firefighers

Local firefighters have starred in a video to mark On Call Firefighters Awareness Week.

Graham Minard of Donington and Harry Dury of Spalding both feature in the video created by Lincolnshire County Council which is aiming to recruit more such officers.

You can see the video below.

Coun Nick Worth, executive councillor for emergency services at the county council, said: “We’re really proud of our On Call firefighters in Lincolnshire who show great commitment and dedication.

“We’re also incredibly thankful to those county employers who offer their staff the opportunity to work On Call when needed, and who then benefit from having a fully trained firefighter in their organisation.

“It’s great to hear our crews talk with such enthusiasm for the job and I’m sure it will help inspire many people looking for a new challenge.”

To work in this role, you need to be over 18, live or work within five minutes of a fire station and want to help in your community.

Sean Band, watch manager for recruitment at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, explained: “On-Call firefighters carry pagers. When the pager sounds, they need to get to the fire station within 5 minutes of being alerted, from their home or place of work.

“Shifts can be flexible and work around other commitments, so many of our crew members have other jobs or responsibilities.

“We’re always happy to talk through what it involves, including pay, training and the recruitment process, with anyone who wants to find out more, and we have vacancies on training courses throughout the year.”

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