North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is now preparing to open up a recruitment window for full time firefighters.
Registration for on-line applications will open at noon on Friday 22 April and close at noon on Tuesday 26 April.
Head of Operations Anthony Jones said: “We currently have an ongoing recruitment drive for on-call (or retained duty system) firefighter positions across our Service, where we encourage those interested in a part-time career to contact us at any time of year – with lots of information on this on our website.
“Right now, we’re preparing to launch a new recruitment drive for full-time firefighters - and this recruitment window will be open for online registrations over a period of five days.
“We’re looking for people to join our team. We believe there is no such thing as a typical firefighter and applications from all backgrounds are encouraged. The fire and rescue service has changed considerably over the last few years and the firefighter role has adapted to reflect this and to meet the demands of the local community.
“We recruit based on merit and ability, so regardless of your gender identity or your ethnicity, if you think you have what it takes, keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on the recruitment process.
“Our firefighters need to be able to communicate with all groups within the community but especially those ‘at risk’, such as the elderly and children. They are able to switch from responding to a wide variety of incidents, to a more preventative role involving educating our communities, visiting the people we serve at home to ensure residents know how to keep themselves safe from fire and what to do in case of an emergency.
“The role of a modern-day firefighter is therefore varied, challenging and immensely rewarding and we recently held taster days at Rhyl Fire Station because for such a diverse role we need a diverse workforce which reflects the communities we serve.
“We’re therefore especially keen to encourage applications from under-represented groups, which currently include women and people from LGBTQ+, black and ethnic minorities. We're also looking for Welsh speakers and learners as we want to deliver a first-class service to all our communities.
“Follow us on social media for additional information. Our website also has a wealth of information for applicants on what it takes to become a full-time firefighter.”