Clevedon fire station launches recruitment drive

People living and working in Clevedon are being invited to give something positive back to the community by becoming on-call firefighters.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is looking to recruit five new on-call staff to help provide cover from the station in Clevedon.

On-call firefighters use the same fire engines and equipment as their ‘wholetime’ (full-time) colleagues. 

The main difference is that on-call firefighters provide support from their home or workplace, rather than a fire station.

In the last financial year, crews from Clevedon responded to 390 incidents and on-call firefighters need to live or work within five minutes travelling distance of their station during their hours of declared availability.

Sean Spearing, Clevedon Station Manager, said: “Being an on-call firefighter is extremely rewarding, allows you to develop new skills and provides a second income.

“There is a great sense of team spirit among the firefighters who are a vital part of the Avon Fire & Rescue Service family.

“We currently have five vacancies at Clevedon fire station and would encourage anyone in the local area to apply via our Yes You Can campaign.

“Those interested are also welcome to visit during drill night to discuss the role or can visit the Yes You Can website for more details.”

Along with the drill nights, staff from Clevedon fire station will be at Clevedon Tesco to answer any question people might have.

They will be on-site on:

  • Saturday 3rd August, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 4th August, 10am-2pm

For more on on-call recruitment, visit https://yesyoucan.careers/on-call-firefighter