Burning questions to be answered in fire service open days

FIREFIGHTERS in Comet country are holding two open days this month to encourage people to find out more about the job.

Held at Baldock fire station today (Saturday) between 10am and 12pm, and Wednesday, September 22, from 7pm until 9pm, anyone is welcome to attend.

The two events will provide information, advice and an opportunity to talk to local firefighters, while also encouraging people who are currently under represented in the fire service to consider joining.

Keith Emsall, executive member for community safety and culture, said: “It is important that the modern fire service represents the community it serves.

The firefighter’s role has changed considerably over recent years and so may appeal to people now who wouldn’t have considered a career with us in the past. I’d encourage people to come along to find out what working for the fire service is really all about.


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“Women and people from minority groups are currently under-represented in operational roles in the fire service and many people perceive firefighting as a white, male occupation.

“We are always looking for the best people and recruit firefighters based on the skills needed for the job, regardless of their gender, sexuality or cultural background and I would encourage people who are considering changing their career to come along to these events to find out more.”

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For more information, please contact Andy Springett at Baldock and Letchworth Fire Station on 01462 666900.

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