Rathriland set to get new firefighters

RATHFRILAND Fire Station is amongst those in Southern Area Command which is now recruiting for part-time firefighters.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is reminding anyone interested in applying to become a Retained (part-time) Firefighter that the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8 March at 3.00pm.

Applicants need to live and work within a five minutes radius of their local Retained Fire Station that is recruiting and NIFRS is encouraging more females and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply.

Retained Firefighters respond to emergency incidents including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls such as chemical spills, collapsed buildings and other types of rescues.

They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice and assistance in their local community.

Chris Kerr, Chief Fire Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said, “Retained Firefighters are paid an attractive monthly retaining fee, plus drill night attendance, emergency call out fees, as well as annual holiday leave.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in helping to protect their local community to apply now – there is still time.”