Open evening at Olney Fire Station on 10 May

Wed 4 May, 2016

Olney Fire Station is hosting an open evening next week for anyone who is interested in serving their community as an on-call firefighter.

The station, in East Street, Olney, will be open from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 May to give visitors an opportunity to talk to firefighters and officers about what is actually involved in being an on-call firefighter.

Crew Commander Des O’Connor said: “If there are any men or women who feel they may be able to provide some time to provide this vital service to their local community then we would be very pleased to see them.”

On-call firefighters are paid staff who do the same job as full-time firefighters. The difference is that on-call staff are not based in a fire station - instead, they are on standby waiting to be called out.

They may be at home, working for themselves or working for a company that allows them to leave work to attend an emergency call.

For more information about the challenge and rewards, click here 

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