Women needed to help fire service

A FIRE station manager said he wants women to help with call-outs during the day – a time when his male retained firefighters are at work.

Brigg Fire Station watch manager David Riggall stressed that although the number of retained active firemen is enough to cover call outs there is clearly an opening for a ‘special breed’ to come forward to add to their number during daytime hours, when the men in the team are at work.

He said: “We are looking for local mums, perhaps those who do the school run in the morning and then later in the afternoon, but who would be available to us during the middle part of the day.”

Retained firefighters respond to emergency calls in their area as and when required – they usually have full-time jobs outside the fire service.

Firefighters have to be over 18 years of age and up to scratch in fitness and literacy.

Anyone interested should contact the fire station on Tuesday practice nights between 7pm and 9pm.

Retained fire-fighters need to live within five minutes travelling time of the fire station