“On-call crews attend a variety of incidents, which can be in challenging circumstances, however going home knowing that you’ve helped make your community safer is an exhilarating feeling.”
Retained staff are given the same training as full-time firefighters and attend the same types of incidents, sometimes with their own crew and sometimes in support of their full-time colleagues.
They work on a part-time basis and commit a certain number of hours per week to being on-call. During these hours they carry a pager and respond to emergencies from home or another place of work.
Anybody interested in helping create safer communities and applying to be an on-call firefighter should ring the NFRS HR department on 0115 838 8247 or visit www.notts-fire.gov.uk for more information.