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12 March 2014

Your Fire & Rescue Service Needs You – Volunteers Wanted 

volunteers wantedNorthern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) in partnership with Volunteer Now, is looking to recruit 20 volunteers as part of a pilot volunteer scheme in the Lisburn area, to help support the delivery of fire safety in the local community. 

Dale Ashford, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service explains:

“This is a new and innovative pilot initiative for NIFRS and we are keen to attract enthusiastic and motivated people who want to help make a difference in their community by becoming volunteer fire safety ambassadors. 

“Are you a team player? Have you excellent communication and interpersonal skills?  Do you enjoy engaging with members of the public and are you passionate about fire safety? If so your Fire and Rescue Service needs you. 

“You will be required to support us in carrying out fire safety related activities by engaging with the local community, in particular with vulnerable groups, to help protect them and their families from the dangers of fire in the home.

“Applications are now open through Volunteer Now and full training, support and uniform will be provided for the successful candidates.”  

Wendy Osborne OBE, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now said:

“Volunteers really do want to make a difference in their community, Volunteer Now welcomes this new initiative from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service in providingnew opportunities for people to get involved.”

For further information on the volunteer role email  lorraine.smyth@volunteernow.co.uk or contact 028 90232020. 

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2014 and interviews will be held on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 of April.   The pilot initiative will run in the Lisburn area from 28 April – 7 July 2014.