An appeal has been made for women to join on-call firefighters in Ampthill.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for enthusiastic women who live or work within five minutes of Ampthill Community Fire Station in Oliver Street, to join their crew, especially if they can be free during the daytime.
Station commander Lorraine Moore said: “Being an on-call firefighter can fit in around your day-to-day routine, you only need to be ‘on call’ at agreed times that are suitable for you. You will get to fight different types of fire and attend a variety of incidents and possibly save a life. It is a thoroughly rewarding experience.
“On-call firefighters come from all walks of life and backgrounds, including shop workers, stay at home mums, farmers, secretaries, company directors and people who may not currently be employed, and work alongside their wholetime (full-time) colleagues.”
The fire station was open on Friday, July 31 so women could visit and meet other female firefighters and discover more about the role.
If you are interested, you can make an appointment to visit to discuss the opportunities available.
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