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Work is well underway on the new fire station at Ash-cum-Ridley and Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is recruiting firefighters now. Anyone can apply or register their interest via the KFRS website www.kentfirejobs.info or come along to a drop in session on the evening of 14 May at the New Ash Green Village Hall.
“If you live or work within five minutes of the new Ash-cum-Ridley station and are interested in working part time as an on-call firefighter, then we want to hear from you,” says Sean Bone-Knell, Assistant Director at KFRS. “Work is progressing well on the new station and there are some great opportunities to join the Service.”
Sean added: “There is sometimes a bit of a stereotype of who can be an on call firefighter and we want to challenge that. This could be a great job for all kinds of people. So if anyone is looking for extra shifts, or perhaps an additional challenge over and above the day job, then this could be for them.”
To register your interest visit www.kentfirejobs.info and KFRS will send you details of the drop in event at New Ash Green Village Hall for Tuesday 14 May, 7pm to 8.30pm, where you can find out more about the application process, test your fitness and have a chat with our staff about the job.
On-call firefighters are paid to be available for an agreed number of hours and during that time they can go about their normal life at home or work. However, if they are called, they must be able to drop what they are doing and get to the station within five minutes. The contracted hours will be based on what the station needs to deal with the risk in the area.
Requirements include being over 18, physically fit, with good levels of reading and writing and you must be able to reach the new station within five minutes. Full training is provided.
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Visit www.kentfire-uk.org for more information on the new station and www.kentfirephotos.co.uk to view computer simulated pictures of what the new station will look like (image numbers 5300 and 5301).