Fight the Fire with Bedford Firefighters

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2019 has brought about a fresh call from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue (BFRS) for more people to become whole time Firefighters, especially women and those from ethnic minority groups.

The recruitment drive, which is seeking applications from all, is running until 8 February seeks to create a fire service that better serves and communicates with our local community.

After initial training, successful applicants could earn up to a maximum of £30,533 a year.

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Lorraine Moore Station Commander explains the role may involve a lot more than you think: “There’s a lot more to it than just fighting fires – you will work in your community to help protect the public and prevent emergencies from happening.

“Wholetime Firefighters… are trained not only in firefighting and dealing with road traffic collisions but also specialist skills such as water rescue, animal rescue, working at height, dealing with hazardous materials and learning to drive a fire appliance and specialist vehicle.”

To find out more and apply, head to the BFRS website.

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