Wragby needs more on-call firefighters

Wragby Fire Station EMN-190801-171434001
Wragby Fire Station EMN-190801-171434001

Wragby Fire Station is one of five in the county being highlighted by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue where more on-call firefighters are needed.

As part of national on-call firefighter recruitment week, the other stations in the top five currently in need are Brant Broughton, Skegness, Grantham and Waddington.

Currently, some fire appliances are unavailable at certain times when there are not enough firefighters to staff them.

On average in England, 30 per cent of firefighters are ‘on-call’ rather than ‘wholetime’ firefighters.

In Lincolnshire however, this figure is around 67 per cent.

Station Manager for Organisational Development, Andy Dixon, said: “Although there are other fire stations that need on-call firefighters, these are the stations currently most in need.

“On-call firefighters respond to a range of fire and rescue call-outs, and often help carry out prevention work in their local communities.

“Full training is provided initially, and on an ongoing basis, so no previous experience is required.

“Being an on-call firefighter means people become part of a close-knit team, gain a range of new skills and can earn extra money around existing jobs and commitments.

“Importantly though, they are also making a real difference within their community.”

For more information about being an on call firefighter, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/oncall, call 0800 3580 204 or email recruitment@lincoln.fire-uk.org