A NATIONAL campaign has been launched encouraging more people to become on-call firefighters.

The week-long #NeedMore campaign is championed by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and runs in conjunction with South Wales Fire and Rescue Services’ (SWRS) on-going recruitment campaign #BeMore

The #NeedMore campaign will highlight opportunities in SWFRS, bust myths on what it takes to be a firefighter and encourage people to become on-call firefighters.

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The role of an on-call firefighter is challenging and rewarding, responding to emergency calls, supporting a range of activity to benefit the local community and acting as a positive ambassador for SWFRS.

Full training is provided on an ongoing basis and previous experience is not needed to apply.

The on-call hours are based around an applicant’s availability and other commitments they may have in their day to day life.

To be an on-call firefighter you must: live or work within five minutes of your local fire station, have a strong desire to help the local community, be an enthusiastic team member, and be able to meet the fitness and medical requirements.

Within Gwent, they are looking for on-call firefighters for: Abercarn, Abertillery, Abersychan, Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth, Risca, Tredegar and Usk.

Find out more, or apply at: www.oncallfire.uk

For a full list of areas in South Wales that are looking for on-call firefighters, including those outside Gwent, go to: https://www.southwales-fire.gov.uk/en-GB/firefighter-role/latest-vacancies/firefighter-on-call/