Fire service seeks recruits

Fire engine at Berwick Fire Station.

Fire engine at Berwick Fire Station.

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue is currently recruiting on-call fire-fighters for several of their retained fire stations in Wooler and Seahouses.

Recruitment is on going but for the next training course in October applicants have until Friday, July 26 to apply as potential on-call firefighters.

The role provides opportunities to learn new skills ranging from first aid training to acquiring a large goods vehicle licence. It is also a way to earn money as well as attaining a real sense of achievement in providing an invaluable service to your local community.

Glen McWilliams, who has been an on-call firefighter in Wooler for eight years, said: “It’s a very rewarding job. I enjoy the adrenaline of working in an emergency service and helping people.

“You’re recognised in the community for what you do and it’s good to be part of such a close-knit crew. The training is very thorough and I’ve used my first aid skills many times outside of work too.”

Becoming an on-call fire-fighter allows room to combine this role with another job. All that is required from a successful candidate is a contract of two hours per week for training and being able to attend call-outs and community safety work.

Training courses are run twice a year and trainees are drawn from the pool of successful candidates.

For more information or an application form visit and click on recruitment, contact the HR Department on 01670 621123 or email

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