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Wanted: part-time community firefighters for Fermanagh

Belleek Fire Station. RMGFH08

A RECRUITMENT drive has been launched for part-time community firefighters to work at two locations in Fermanagh. 
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service wants to recruit people who can respond to Belleek and Lisnaskea Fire Stations within five minutes of being alerted by pager.
Community firefighters help protect the local community and 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 play a crucial role in providing safety advice and assistance in the local community.
The call for firefighters is part of a recruitment drive at 12 stations across the North. The NIFRS says applications from women are particularly welcome.
Brian Stanfield, NIFRS Group Commander, says it’s an extremely rewarding and interesting job: “We could not operate without our Community Firefighters as they provide the emergency fire and rescue services to local towns and villages. They must be able to quickly respond to emergency call-outs by making their way to the Fire Station within five minutes, where they will meet the rest of their crew. Community Firefighters are trained to the highest standards and take part in 12 days training each year to ensure we have the most highly skilled Firefighters to help protect our local communities.”
Successful applicants will be paid a retaining fee, emergency call-out payments and paid to attend weekly drill nights, usually two hours per week.
Recruitment information nights are being held at Belleek Fire Station on Mondays, September 4th and 11th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and from 7pm-9pm on Wednesdays, September 6th and 13th at Lisnaskea Fire Station. The closing date for applications is 3pm on Friday 15 September. 
Candidates can apply online and download application packs from the NIFRS website – 

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