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Females 'particularly welcome' to apply for part-time Firefighter roles

NIFRS is looking to recruit people who can respond to any of 12 Fire Stations within 5 minutes of being alerted by pager.
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Females are 'particularly welcome' to apply for Community Firefighter posts in 12 Fire Stations in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters and said women are currently under represented. Successful applicants, however, would "be made solely on merit.."

Community Firefighters respond to emergency incidents including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls such as chemical spills, collapsed buildings and other types of rescues.  They also provide safety advice and assistance in the community.

NIFRS is looking to recruit people who can respond to any of 12 Fire Stations within 5 minutes of being alerted by pager. These are: Kilrea, Cushendall, Ballymena, Whitehead, Carnlough, Carryduff, Comber, Holywood, Newtownstewart, Dungannon, Belleek and Lisnaskea Fire Stations. 

Community Firefighters are paid a retaining fee, emergency call-out payments and a payment to attend a weekly drill night which is 2 hours per week in the evening.  

Brian Stanfield, Group Commander, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said: “Simply put, NIFRS could not operate without our Community Firefighters as they provide the emergency fire  and  rescue services to local towns and villages across Northern Ireland. 

“It is an extremely rewarding and interesting job."  

Recruitment Information nights are being held at each recruiting Fire Station. Candidates can apply online and download application packs from the NIFRS website – www.nifrs.org/careers

The closing date for applications is 3pm on Friday 15 September 2017.

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