Calling all potential firefighters

Retained firefighters are being sought for the Kirrie station.
Retained firefighters are being sought for the Kirrie station.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is looking to recruit new retained firefighters in Kirriemuir as part of a campaign across Angus.

There are currently vacancies at community fire stations in the area and SFRS is encouraging men and women to apply in order to help protect their communities.

Retained firefighters come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences to the role. A range of skills is required including being a team player, having excellent communication skills and displaying attention to detail.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception and live or work within five to eight minutes of the fire station.

Billy McLintock, Angus group manager, said: “RDS firefighters are called upon to attend the same wide range of emergency service as whole time firefighters, including fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills and more.

“They can also be called upon to work with whole time firelighters to promote fire safety messages, giving fire safety advice to schools and other organisations as well as carrying out free home fire risk assessments within their communities.

“It is a very rewarding job and there are tangible benefits for employers who support and allow their staff to become RDS firefighters.”

In return RDS firefighters are paid an annual retainer fee plus additional payments for every incident attended and time spent on all activity including training nights, community engagement and courses.

Further information about the rigorous recruitment process can be found at website