Have you ever thought about becoming a local Firefighter in Dumfries and Galloway? The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is now looking for expressions of interest for Retained Firefighter positions within the Retained Duty System at various locations within Scotland.

Apply to be a Retained Firefighter
Closing Date: Sunday, 21 February 2016
Location: Various Community Fire Station locations across D&G :- Moffat, Langholm, Dalbeattie, Gatehouse, New Galloway, Whithorn and Newton Stewart.
Salary: £2,202 – £2,935 per year
Hours: Part-timeRecruitment Information Pack

Our RDS Firefighters come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences to the role. A range of skills are required including being a team player, excellent communication skills and attention to detail. You must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception and live or work within 5 – 8 minutes of the Fire Station.

RDS Firefighters are called upon to attend the same wide range of emergency service as wholetime Firefighters, including fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills and more. They can also be called upon to work with wholetime firelighters to promote fire safety messages, giving fire safety advice to schools and other organisations as well as carrying out free home fire risk assessments within their communities.

In return our RDS Firefighters are paid an annual retainer fee plus additional payments for every incident attended and time spent on all activity including training nights, community engagement and courses,

You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this challenging role through a rigorous recruitment process, full details of which are documented within the attached information pack, with further supplementary information provided on our website www.firescotland.gov.uk.

Applicants are requested to note the key dates for this recruitment process as detailed within the attached information pack and ensure that they consider their availability to attend on the dates specified, including the initial two-week training course, prior to submitting an application.

Further information at http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies/retained-firefighters.aspx

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