Community Fire Volunteers wanted by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service to share fire safety messages and improve lives

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are currently on the lookout for enthusiastic and caring people who want to make a difference to their community.

Community Fire Volunteers are fully trained volunteers who share fire safety advice in their area, visiting elderly and vulnerable people in their homes to undertake a Safer Home Visit for them, fitting smoke alarms if required and offering fire safety advice.

Those who become Community Fire Volunteers will also be able to get involved in other ways, such as attending community events and fairs or giving talks to community groups about fire safety.

Councillor Matthew Hicks, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said:

“Our Community Fire Volunteers are fantastic resource to both Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and their communities.

“The volunteers we have at the moment deliver an excellent service and speak of the pride they have in ensuring a safer community and we would welcome more people signing up to pass on vital fire safety messages to those in their area.”

Applicants must be older than 18 years old and be available for at least 12 hours every month. Volunteers will receive ongoing training and uniform for when they undertake their duties. Support will also be given to allow volunteers to extend their skills and expenses will be paid to cover any costs incurred while on duty.

To download an application form and information pack go to www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-fire-and-rescue-service/working-and-volunteering-for-fire-and-rescue/apply-to-be-a-community-fire-volunteer/ or call 01473 260588.

The vacancy is also available on the Volunteer Suffolk website at www.volunteersuffolk.org.uk