Wellington Fire Station’s Open Evening, designed to attract potential On-call Firefighters to join Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, was attended by 17 possible recruits. Watch Manager John Sharland described this as “a great response from local people interested in becoming part of the dedicated team here at Wellington Fire Station.”
The evening included a presentation giving background information about the station – crewing details, types and numbers of calls attended and community safety activities that station personnel regularly provide.
Station Manager Adrian Woollaston presented an overview of Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and the requirements of an On-Call firefighter. Potential recruits were given an outline of the selection process and the commitment required in becoming a fully-fledged member of the crew.
Outlining the next stage in the selection process John said, “Applications from those who attended and other applications will be assessed to ensure suitability according to a number of criteria. Successful applicants will be invited to complete a series of selection tests including fitness, problem solving and job-related tests including hose running and manual dexterity. Applicants will also be interviewed and need to pass a medical examination.”
More information about the role and requirements of an on-call firefighter with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service can be found on www.dsfire.gov.uk: A Career with DSFRS (Retained Firefighters).
The article on www.aroundwellington.co.uk regarding the Open Evening at Wellington Fire Station attracted more than 10,500 views on the website’s Facebook page.