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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to launch a recruitment drive for full-time firefighters

February 12 2020

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is launching a recruitment drive for full-time firefighters.

Our firefighters come from many different backgrounds and our You Can Too campaign is focused on challenging the stereotype and changing people’s perception of what makes an ideal firefighter.

Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice

Applications will open online on Wednesday 12 February and close on Monday 24 February.
 
SFRS is seeking to recruit 16 new firefighters who will undergo an intensive training programme and then start their careers by joining crews throughout Staffordshire.

The recruitment campaign #YouCanToo will celebrate the modern day firefighter and highlight the key role they play in their community, challenging outdated stereotypes and myths.
 
Applications from female candidates, black and minority ethnic groups and the LGBT+ community are particularly encouraged as the service recognises these are groups of society that are currently under-represented within the organisation.
 
With over 90 per cent of the role focused on education, prevention and training work, the Service wants to attract applications from people with a caring and compassionate nature who really want to make a difference in their communities.
 
Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice said: “Being a modern day firefighter is a fantastic job; it’s not just about putting out fires, we do a tremendous amount of fire safety and prevention work in our local communities. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service offers an interesting, exciting and rewarding career, and we want as many people as possible to come forward and help us find our next new recruits.
 
“Our firefighters come from many different backgrounds and our You Can Too campaign is focused on challenging the stereotype and changing people’s perception of what makes an ideal firefighter.”
 
Find out more about the role of a full time firefighter and the application process by going to our firefighter recruitment page.