Thursday, 1 March 2012

CORNWALL FIRE SERVICE

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is hosting three awareness events in March to dispel myths about careers in the fire service.

CFRS is opening its doors to people who may not have previously thought about becoming a firefighter. The events are aimed at under-represented groups, for example women and people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities.

During the two-hour sessions, participants will be able to learn more about the service, the role of a firefighter and the recruitment process.

“The role of a firefighter is continually changing to meet the constant new challenges that face the fire and rescue service nationally and our local community,” said Group Manager Kathryn Billing from CFRS.

We want our firefighters to reflect the community we serve and are running these awareness events for people for under-represented groups who have not considered a career in the fire service before. In particular, we want to hear from women and people from BME communities.

“You do not have to attend a session to apply to become a firefighter - this is your opportunity to find out more about the role and the service by talking to current serving firefighters. Our Human Resources team will also be available to discuss the recruitment process.”
  
Sessions are taking place at the following locations:

Date
Community Fire Station
Session/s
5 March 2012
Liskeard
10.00am-12.00pm and
2.00pm-4.00pm
8 March 2012
Falmouth
10.00am-12.00pm
14 March 2012
St Dennis
10.00am-12.00pm and
2.00pm-4.00pm


For more information visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/firerecruitment.

To book your place on one of the sessions email firecareers@cornwall.gov.uk or call 01872 323800.

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