13 March 2007
NIFRS Now Recruiting Full-Time Firefighters
13 March 2007
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Now Recruiting Full-Time Firefighters
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is now recruiting for Wholetime (Full-time) Firefighters to work across Northern Ireland and is encouraging men and women interested in developing a long term Firefighting career with NIFRS to apply.
NIFRS offers a rewarding and challenging career, with continuous training and development opportunities and the chance to work as part of a close knit team serving the people of Northern Ireland.
Louis Jones, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service explains
We currently have 901 Wholetime Firefighters working across Northern Ireland who provide a critical emergency fire & rescue service to the community. Wholetime Firefighters respond to fires, road traffic collisions (RTCs) and a wide range of other emergencies such as chemical spillages and specialist rescues. Our Wholetime Firefighters work tirelessly to protect the community through a world class fire & rescue response service and by working closely with the local community to educate people on fire safety.
We are looking for people who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to be a Firefighter. The selection process includes both physical and written assessments and a formal structured interview. Good eyesight is also a requirement and all candidates must have a current driving licence, or be prepared to obtain one.
NIFRS is an equal opportunities employer and looks forward to receiving applications from men and women from all sections of the community who are interested in becoming a Firefighter and who meet the criteria. NIFRS is also keen to attract more applicants from ethnic minority groups. This recruitment campaign is an opportunity to promote diversity in the workplace and NIFRS is looking forward to increased numbers of applicants from these communities.
NIFRS would also particularly like to encourage females to apply for these posts. There are currently 25 female Firefighters working right across Northern Ireland with recruitment of women having steadily increased over the past 5 years. Women recognise that NIFRS offers a rewarding and challenging long term career prospect that can be balanced with a family life.
Application packs are now available for collection from the following locations
- Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, 1 Seymour Street, Lisburn
- Eastern Area Command Headquarters, 6 Bankmore Street, Lisburn
- Knock District Office. 202 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast
- Whitla District Office, 63/67 Whitla Street, Belfast
- Northern Area Command Headquarters, 22/26 Waveney Road, Ballymena
- Coleraine District Office, 23 Lodge Road, Coleraine
- Glengormley District Office, 167 Church Road, Glengormley
- Lisburn District Office, 1 Prince William Road, Lisburn
- Western Area Command Headquarters, 10 Crescent Link, Londonderry
- Omagh District Office, 1 Killybrack Road, Omagh
- Cookstown District Office, 30 Fairhill Road, Cookstown
- Enniskillen District Office, 2-4 Tempo Road, Enniskillen
- Southern Area Command Headquarters, Thomas Street, Portadown
- Bangor District Office, 92 Newtownards Road, Bangor
- Newry District Office, Upper Edward Street, Newry
- Downpatrick District Office, 24 Strangford Road, Downpatrick
Closing date for applications is 3pm Thursday 29 March 2007 and completed applications must be returned to the Equality Unit, NIFRS Headquarters, Seymour Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4SX.
For further information please contact:
Carleen McNally, Corporate Communications Manager, Tel 02892 664221 or Mb 07789 208820.
Una Devlin, Corporate Communications Officer, Tel 02892 664221 or Mb 07789208811