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Interested in Having-A-Go at being a firefighter?

We hold “Have a Go” sessions at our Community Fire Stations for anyone interested in a career as a firefighter. These sessions with give those thinking of becoming a firefighter, or have never thought of it before but enjoy a physical and mental challenge, an insight in to the role of a professional firefighter working for Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Do you work or live within 6 minutes of your local fire station?

Our next event will be on Thursday 12th January 2023 at Toddington Fire Station.

3pm till 5pm or 6pm till 8pm.

To request a place email recruitment@bedsfire.gov.uk

Please specify the time, your full name, contact number and the address you intend to provide cover from.

We will send confirmation of your booking prior to the event.

Each event kicks off  with a briefing. After this you will receive a set of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  and undergo a warm up before trying your skills at a variety of practical tasks. these usually include:

-   climbing a ladder,

-   equipment carry,

-   equipment assembly,

-   casualty evacuation, 

- ladder lift

You will be supported all the way by some of our current team of experienced firefighters. Once everyone has had a go at these tasks you will return your PPE and take part in a debrief session about On-Call and Wholetime Firefighter career paths where you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about this challenging and fulfilling career.

At these sessions we will discuss with you the wider role of a firefighter, working within the community to prevent fires and other emergencies and protecting the public in their home, on our roads and in their workplaces.  The practical events also provide an opportunity to undertake some of the activities that form our selection process in advance of your application.

Sign up for more information about our "have-a-go" sessions and joining Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service here.

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