New on-call firefighters for Erewash

Published on: Friday, 29th November 2019

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed 18 new On-Call Firefighters at a passing out ceremony attended by over 100 of their closest family and friends, with some of the 18 beginning service in the Erewash borough.

Following several weeks of training, spread over many weekends, two women and sixteen men men were formally recognised and welcomed by Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive (CFO), Gavin Tomlinson, before embarking on careers as On-Call Firefighters in development at fire stations across Derbyshire.

Some of the eighteen will take up posts at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Fire stations.  

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Fire Officer Gavin Tomlinson said: “A Pass-Out Ceremony is a special occasion for everyone as we celebrate our newest On-Call Firefighters and mark the beginning of the next phase of their fire service career.

“Becoming an On-Call Firefighter is a big commitment, being available to respond to a pager at a moment’s notice, ready to respond to all manner of emergency incidents. This would not be possible without the support of family, therefore it’s an honour to welcome not only our newest Firefighters, but also their families here today.

“Each of our new Firefighters has received the highest possible level of training from a dedicated team of professionals, and I am confident that this will stand them in good stead as they join fire stations across the county.

“I wish them every success as they enter what I know to be a challenging, yet rewarding career.”

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service actively seeks applications for the role of an On-Call Firefighter throughout the year.  For more information about the rewarding role of an On-Call Firefighter visit www.oncallfire.uk where you can also register your interest in the role.

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