Posted: Wed 8th Feb 2017

Open Meeting And Recruitment Evening At Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

On Monday, 13th February 2017 3pm – 8:30pm, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service will host an Open Meeting & On-call Firefighter Recruitment Evening at Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The twin event will allow the local residents of Llanfair Caereinion to view and discuss the upcoming refurbishment works at their Fire Station and find out more about the role of an on-call firefighter in the town and surrounding area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Refurbishment Works ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The refurbishment project at Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station will aim to make the best use of space for both operational response and community engagement. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The internal layout will be amended to reflect the changing needs of on-call firefighters. The introduction of an accessible community room will help with the work and advice that the Fire and Rescue Service provides for the area whilst also supporting third sector organisations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Incorporating new technology, the building will boast sustainable credentials by harnessing the power of the sun with PV panels and an infa-red heating and hot water system providing a carbon neutral solution. Through an increase in insulation, double glazing and LED lighting the makeover will have a significant impact on reducing the Service’s carbon footprint. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The MAWWFRS Estates Team and project architects will be present at the Open Meeting to discuss the future plans with residents. SuperGreen UK will also be in attendance to explain the innovative carbon neutral heating & hot water system that will be installed in the renovated Fire Station. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Head of Estates for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Peter Jones said, “Consulting the local residents of Llanfair Caereinion in this way is an invaluable experience to ensure we deliver the very best operational response and a state of the art facility to the community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you live or work in Llanfair Caereinion, come along to the Fire Station on the evening of February 13th – we want to hear your opinions and ideas for the community facilities at the Station. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is committed to go above and beyond the standards of the Wellbeing of Future Generations(Wales) Act 2015 as we continue and strive to invest in the communities we serve.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Community Safety Advice ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Residence who wish to seek free fire safety advice are more than welcome to come along with their questions as the Powys Community Safety Team will be at hand to help. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On-Call Firefighter Recruitment ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station is looking to recruit on-call firefighters to join its current team. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Do you want to help protect the community of Llanfair Caereinion? Are you a reasonably fit and healthy person? Do you want to earn an extra source of income? Then an on-call firefighter might be the role for you! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We also encourage employers in the local area to attend and find out how you can further benefit your community. Most on-call firefighters hold a career outside the Fire Service but are able to combine both roles within their day to day lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the Recruitment Evening a presentation will be delivered that summarises the work, requirements and the application process to become an on-call firefighter. Visitors can expect a taster of the practical testing and all applicants will also have the opportunity to quiz our friendly staff during a question & answer session. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Group Manager Steve Rowlands, Head of Operational Response for Powys said, “This is an exciting opportunity for any individual who wishes to challenge themselves and serve their local community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This is also an opportunity for us to thank employers in Llanfair Caereinion for their continued support to the Fire Service in allowing staff to respond to emergency calls. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you want to make a difference to the community of Llanfair Caereinion, come and pay us a visit during our Recruitment Evening on Monday, 13th February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are successful in your application, we will provide you with all the training and support required to deliver community safety advice, tackle road traffic collisions, and fight fires. As a Fire and Rescue Service, we serve every member of mid and west Wales and we welcome applications from all members of our communities.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On-call Firefighter role ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On-call Firefighters are an essential part of the emergency services network and come from all walks of life. They have often chosen a career outside of the Fire Service, but also wish to serve their community as a firefighter, ready to respond to emergencies, prevent fire and rescue incidents from happening and protect people and property across Mid and West Wales. It is impossible to predict how often you would be called out, but the average is approximately two to three times a week for a couple of hours and you need to live within 10 minutes of an On-Call Station. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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