NEW firefighters are being recruited to boost the retained crew numbers at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue’s (DSFR) Wiveliscombe station.

The brigade is looking for people aged 18 or older, or those within six months of their birthday.

The Wiveliscombe station is crewed by on-call firefighters who do the same emergency work as wholetimers, but can also have other jobs.

While on duty, they carry a pager which activates when they are needed.

A recruitment drive has been launched by Wiveliscombe Fire Station.
A recruitment drive has been launched by Wiveliscombe Fire Station. (DSFR)

A DSFR spokesperson said: “Wiveliscombe Fire Station is actively seeking dedicated individuals to join our crew.

“If you feel this is something you would like to explore further, possess physical fitness, and can promptly respond to the fire station within a five-minute window from your residence or workplace, we would like to hear from you.

“We are specifically on the lookout for applicants with a passion for making a positive impact in our community, a desire to acquire new skills, and the ability to commit a minimum of two weekdays and one weekend day.”

The spokesperson said the role was a paid position and offered flexibility to accommodate various lifestyles along with standard work benefits.

They said: “We welcome discussions to determine if your circumstances can work with the availability required.”

Anybody interested can go to the station’s weekly drill night, held on Wednesdays between 7 pm and 9 pm.

Or, an application email address will be available on the DFRS website here from noon on March 4 when a new on-call firefighter eRecruitment system is launched.