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Grantham fire station in appeal for on-call firefighters

By Grantham Reporter

Grantham fire station is one of several stations around the county in desperate need of on-call firefighters.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue says that some fire appliances are unavailable at certain times when there are not enough firefighters to staff them.

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

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

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


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