Improve your wellbeing and help others with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

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Make new friends, be part of the local community and keep people safe by volunteering with the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

community fire volunteersMaking new friends, getting out and about in the local community and keeping people safe are some of the reasons why people choose to volunteer with the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Volunteers will receive training from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, enabling you to carry out Safe and Well visits in your community, share fire safety advice and fit smoke alarms. You can also represent the Service in other ways, such as attending community events or giving talks about fire safety.

Steve Westly has been a volunteer for over two years and said:

“It’s very rewarding, I’ve made new friends and it’s good to do something for the community and help to keep them safe. I receive a great deal of support from the Service and they make the volunteers feel really valued.”

Volunteers have access to further training, will receive a uniform for undertaking duties and can recover some expenses, such as travel.

Julie Richer, Community Coordinator Prevention for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said:

“Our community fire volunteers are wonderful enthusiastic people. Our staff enjoy working alongside them and appreciate all their help with sharing fire safety messages across Suffolk.

"If you’d like to become a community fire volunteer, there is not long left to apply. Once we have received your application, we will get in touch for a quick chat to make sure that the opportunity is right for you, and then we will invite you to an Induction Day on 15 November.”

Apply to be a Community Fire Volunteer here.

You can also email Fire.BusinessSupport@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 260588.

Please note, some activities require volunteers to be aged 18 or over.