People invited to become on-call firefighters in Norfolk

Dereham firefighters with Norfolk fire service mascots. Photo: Sam Moores

Dereham firefighters with Norfolk fire service mascots. Photo: Sam Moores - Credit: Archant

People are invited to become on-call firefighters to help fill a current shortage across the county.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is now recruiting for the position and wants to attract people from all walks of life.

There is currently a recruitment drive in Dereham, which is hosting two open days later this month.

As well as having a reasonable level of physical fitness, retained firefighters must live or work within five minutes of their fire station at the times they are on-call. Initial training is for two weeks and then recruits are in development with their crews for the following two years and also attend weekly training sessions.

As well as the retained fee, firefighters are paid per call out and for their weekly training session. On average, they earn £7,000 per year.


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Visit: www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk/nfrs/becoming-a-retained-firefighter

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