South Wales Fire and Rescue Service announce Firefighter vacancies across South Wales
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled an exciting new recruitment campaign this August, aimed at filling numerous On-Call Firefighter vacancies across South Wales, including in our local community.
The “Same Skills, Different Roles” campaign shines a spotlight on the vital role that On-Call Firefighters play in our community. These dedicated individuals make up over half of the operational workforce and are instrumental in keeping South Wales safe.
Local Stations Recruiting
The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service‘s recruitment drive is particularly significant for our local community, as stations in Hirwaun, Abercynon, and Aberdare are actively seeking On-Call Firefighters. These stations play a crucial role in protecting our neighbourhoods and are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference. Whether you have a background in public service or are simply driven by a desire to help others, this opportunity offers a chance to utilize your skills in a rewarding and impactful way. Don’t miss the chance to join these local heroes in their mission to keep South Wales safe.
Meet the On-Call Firefighters
Elly, an administrative assistant and On-Call Firefighter at Pontyclun Fire Station, found her calling after closing her business due to Covid-19. “I floated about for about a year, not knowing what to do with myself… but then finally just went for it. Best decision I made. I love it!” she said.
Lloyd, a self-employed Tree Surgeon, balances his work and family life while serving as an On-Call Firefighter at Treorchy Fire Station. “I have always wanted to be a firefighter for the experience along with the camaraderie within,” he shared.
Mike, a full-time estate agent, discovered the opportunity to become an On-Call Firefighter after selling homes to firefighters. “I’d thought about this for years… It seemed like an ideal role. I thought I would be too old for it, but was told I wasn’t – so I applied!” he explained.
Flexibility and Support
The campaign emphasises the flexibility and support that On-Call Firefighters receive from their primary employers. This allows them to serve their communities while maintaining their careers, a testament to the collaboration between local businesses and emergency services.
Join the Recruitment Events
Interested in becoming an On-Call Firefighter? South Wales Fire and Rescue Service invites the public to join one of their recruitment events this August. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the crews, ask questions, see demonstrations, and learn more about how they can contribute to their community.
For more information on becoming an On-Call Firefighter and to view the profiles of Elly, Lloyd, Mike, and others, please visit the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s On-Call Firefighters Page.