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Do you have what it takes to be a Kent Fire and Rescue Service community volunteer?Community volunteers scheme

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are seeking to recruit community volunteers who have an interest in helping it deliver safety messages throughout Kent and Medway.

Volunteers will not carry out any operational fire safety duties but will assist in engaging with the community to promote safety awareness and the services offered.

Key volunteer tasks include:

  • Attending community safety events to support educational and preventative work to reduce house fires, cooking related fires, road traffic collisions and deliberate rubbish fires.
  • Promoting KFRS’ home fire safety service and helping to generate referrals across Kent and Medway.
  • Attending and supporting mock road traffic events with KFRS and partner agencies and where necessary and willing acting as volunteers for extractions from vehicles.
  • Helping to deliver community safety literature in designated areas across Kent and Medway in line with promotional campaigns or post incident work.
  • Representing KFRS at community locations to disseminate fire safety literature and sign post members of the public to our community safety services.
  • Assisting staff, where appropriate, with home safety visits where cultural barriers or communication difficulties are present.
  • To provide extended home safety support for vulnerable groups of people where smoke alarms may have been fitted by third parties.
  • Reporting fly-tipped rubbish in focus areas to respective fire station personnel, district council community safety units and neighbourhood Clean Kent watches.

We are not currently recruiting

For further details please contact Karen Garrett on volunteering@kent.fire-uk.org or by phone on 01622 692121  ext 6672.

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