Recruitment drive success

ASPIRING part-time firefighters turned out in force as Cleveland Fire Brigade led a recruitment drive.

A number of open days were held last month giving people the chance to find out more about part-time firefighter roles at stations across Teesside, including the Headland.

An event was held at the station, in Durham Street, which was attended by 47 people.

Twenty six of those then applied to become a part-time fire officer at the station and 16 were short-listed to be put through a series of basic tests.

Cleveland Fire Brigade bosses thanked everyone who expressed an interest in the roles and said they had a good response across Teesside.

Ian McHugh, Hartlepool district manager said: “We had a good turnout to the Headland retained station open day which gave those interested in becoming a part-time firefighter advice and information on the role.

“I’d like to thank those who attended and applied and would wish those who were successful good luck with their upcoming assessments.”

Part-time fighters can earn between £4,800 and £10,000 a year.

They must live within five minutes of the station they are based at and the job involves being available for call-outs via a pager.

Those who attended the open days were handed detailed information packs containing information on the recruitment and selection process.

They were also given a helping hand in filling in the application forms.

For more information about becoming a part-time firefighter ahead of future recruitment drives visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk or call (01429) 874021.