North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service recruiting wholetime firefighters across region including Scarborough

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will shortly begin the latest recruitment drive for wholetime firefighters.

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 5:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 6:00 pm

Positions will be available at the service’s shift, day crewed and self roster fire stations.

The fire service is particularly keen to attract applicants from all parts of the community so it better represents those it serves.

Staff from Scarborough Fire Station are holding a number of sessions aimed at dispelling myths that surround a career in the fire service and providing applicants with advice and guidance to best approach the selection process.

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Anyone interested in these sessions should get in contact with [email protected] or [email protected].

The recruitment window opens on June 8 and information can be found on the Working For Us section of www.northyorksfire.co.uk.

Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie said: “We’ll soon be launching our recruitment window for wholetime firefighters again, it doesn’t get more exciting. Last year’s intake are embedded in their teams on our fire and rescue stations and helping communities to Be Safe and Feel Safe.

“The role of a modern-day firefighter is varied. It’s much more than just attending emergency incidents, so ignore any thoughts of simply having to fight fires and cut up cars.

"It’s more about educating communities, engaging with people, delivering activities and events, planning and forming partnerships, and being creative prevent, protect and creating community resilience.

"Response is a last resort. We need people who are caring, compassionate and inventive, who enjoy working as part of a team and who want to make a truly positive difference to people. Being a good firefighter isn’t about being good at fighting fires, that’s only part of it. Being a good firefighter is about being good at everything the role involves.

“Such a varied role needs a varied workforce. We welcome applications from all parts of our communities. We need to improve our diversity to reflect our diverse communities, so we are particularly interested in people from groups that are currently under-represented in our Service.

“But this isn’t about varying standards of entry. Everyone goes through the same process and achieves the same minimum standards.

“Our message is simple; this is great opportunity to join a progressive and essential organisation. So, if you’ve always dreamt of becoming a firefighter or you’ve never considered it before but think it could be the job for you, we’d love to hear from you.”

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “Firefighters across North Yorkshire play a crucial role in keeping us safe and feeling safe and I’m pleased we are able to add to our wholetime team. I would encourage anyone interested in joining our brilliant team of men and women to consider applying for these important roles.”

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