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Drive for More Firefighters on Portland

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine 3

8:07am 16th January 2014

More retained fire fighters are needed to man the station on Portland.

The part time firemen have all the same kits as regular workers and attend emergency calls at a moment's notice.

The Portland hub is opening its doors tonight from 7pm (Thursday 16th January) in an attempt to attract new recruits.

On-call firefighters will be on hand to show people equipment and share their experiences about the service.

Simon Dennett, District Commander for Weymouth and Portland said: "We are really keen to recruit more on-call firefighters across Dorset but in particular at Portland. Being an on-call firefighter means living or working within four minutes of the fire station being able to respond to an emergency when you are needed. Retained firefighters are really important to Dorset Fire and Rescue and the training provided and skills learnt do transfer into your other employment."

For more information on becoming a retained firefighter on Portland please attend the open evening, have a look at our website www.dorsetfire.gov.uk or contact Steve Cheeseman on 01305 252600 for an informal chat.

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