Posts Tagged "Recruitment"

These people may save your life: Ceremony marks graduation of new firefighters

These are the men and women who will be helping save lives across the county for generations to come. The 27 new Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service full-time firefighters have just graduated after an intensive course instilled in them the…

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Notts Fire and Rescue Service ends recruitment freeze as retirements increase

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service lifted a five-year recruitment freeze on full-time firefighters because of an increasing number of retirements. The service has launched its ‘Yes You Can’ campaign as it bids to take on more on-call firefighters, also known…

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The 26-year-old female firefighter sent to tackle Grenfell Tower fire just five days into the job

Just five days into the job, 26-year-old April Cachia arrived for her night shift at Shoreditch fire station. Hours after arriving – and having never before battled a fire before – she found herself face to face with one of…

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Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry announces retirement

Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. When he steps down from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) he will have been in the top job for three years –…

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Cumbria’s new firefighter recruits pass out in style

Cumbria County Council Fire and Rescue Service’s first group of new wholetime recruits for nine years has successfully graduated following 14 weeks of intensive training. The group of 11 firefighters have completed their training and will now join the fire…

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Oxfordshire fire chief Simon Furlong pledges to improve diversity in service

A drive to make Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service more diverse has been made a top priority by the county’s new fire chief. Simon Furlong, who officially took over the role last week, says he wants to inspire more women…

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‘Steps in place’ after volunteers resign at Jersey RNLI

Jersey’s Fire and Rescue Service have brought in three extra members of staff to man their inshore rescue boats this weekend. The decision comes after 25 RNLI volunteers in St Helier handed their notice in this morning. It follows a…

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Simon Furlong named successor to top role at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Simon Furlong has taken up the mantle of Chief Fire Officer for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Furlong previously served as deputy under former Chief Dave Etheridge OBE, who retired at the end of March. He has also been…

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Hampshire’s first female assistant fire chief aims to be role model

Hampshire’s first female fire chief says she feels privileged to be blazing a trail for women in the service and will strive to be a role model for the firefighters of tomorrow. Former head of Knowledge Management for Hampshire Fire…

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Fire service teams up with local film company for promo video

Following the launch of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue’s Inspirational To Aspirational wholetime recruitment campaign, the force has now released a brand new supporting promotional video made by Loughborough’s Affixxius Films. An award-winning Loughborough film company has worked within local communities…

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