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Got a burning ambition to be a firefighter? Here’s how to get your foot on the ladder

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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a search to find the next generation of full-time firefighters.
Ahead of a major recruitment campaign next year, the service will be attending a number of community events up and down Derbyshire over the coming months to encouraging people from all communities to register to attend an awareness day, where people will be able to gain an insight into the recruitment process and what the role entails.
According to the service, it is looking for “passionate and extraordinary people” to join its ranks.
Group manager Steve Ratcliffe said: “Awareness days are a great opportunity for people who perhaps had not previously considered a career as a firefighter to get an insight into the diverse role a modern firefighter undertakes.
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“They give people a chance to carry out some of the job-related tasks such as a ‘casualty drag’, ladder climb and equipment assembly and really get a feel for what will be expected of them should they apply to join the service when recruitment opens.

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“The sessions also give people advice on fitness and the qualifications needed to join the service, as well as providing an opportunity to speak to firefighters about the prevention activity they carry out daily, such as conducting safe-and-well checks and attending various community engagement events, all of which contribute to the service’s vision of making Derbyshire safer.

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“Many people don’t consider firefighting as a career but we are keen to ensure everyone has the opportunity to explore the possibility of such a rewarding and exciting career.
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“Give it a go, register for an awareness day today – you never know, where your future could lead you.”
Anyone interested in attending an awareness day can register their interest by clicking here and then follow the “Be Extraordinary” link.
Once dates become available for the sessions, a link will be sent out requesting people to book one.
Source: Derby Telegraph