More women firefighters needed

LINCOLNSHIRE Fire and Rescue is hoping to encourage more women to join its ranks as frontline firefighters.

The emergency service is holding a recruitment event this Saturday to extinguish the myth that only men can do the job.

The event will give women in good health and aged 18 or over the chance to see what it takes to put on the uniform, save lives and protect their communities.

The service’s unique recruitment pod will be available to give would-be firefighters a go at the actual physical tests required. And officers will be on-hand to give advice and answer any questions.

Karl Foxall from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s recruitment team said: “Even if you’re just curious, please come and see us. Our recruitment event will give you a great feel for working in the fire service.

“We will talk you through the application process and you can have an informal interview to get the ball rolling. You can even have a practice run at the actual physical tests.

“If you’re looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding way to serve your local community, please come and see us.”

The recruitment event takes place at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s headquarters on South Park in Lincoln, between 12noon and 4pm this Saturday February 4.

More information about the training process and what it’s like to be a firefighter is available at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr or http://extraordinary.direct.gov.uk