Retained firefighters needed for Crianlarich

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for men and women from Crianlarich to sign up as retained firefighters.

Following a recent recruitment campaign, the service received an encouraging response from communities in Killin and Tyndrum but the same numbers have not come forward from Crianlarich and its surrounding area.

The station requires people in the Crianlarich area who could take on the challenging role imediately and are willing to learn new skills.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and in good health. They must be able to provide suitable availability and be capable of responding to the station, located in the centre of Crianlarich village, within approximately 12 minutes when alerted.

The service provides extensive initial training which is supported by a fortnightly training night held at the station. Successful applicants will develop skills in the use of breathing apparatus, ladders, road traffic collision response, working at height, rescue from water, fire behaviour, first aid, trauma care and more.

The station is also in need of people with good leadership potential, to form part of the local station management team.

Anyone who thinks they may have the flexibility and commitment to be a retained firefighter and would like more information, please contact Station Manager Gordon Kerr on 07770 826972 or email gordon.kerr@firescotland.gov.uk. Alternatively you can visit  www.firescotland.gov.uk/work-with-us/retained-firefighters for further information on the role of a Retained Firefighter

An application and further information is available online at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk