Hatherleigh Fire Station is hosting an open evening for prospective on-call or ‘retained’ firefighters on Thursday, February 12 at 7pm.

No previous experience is necessary but a commitment to the community, a positive attitude and a good level of fitness is ideal.

It is open to men and women over 18 who live or work within a five minute response to the fire station and those who can provide day cover are particularly needed.

The fire service can give people advice and help in preparing for both written and practical assessments.

Living with a disability is not automatically a barrier to operational fire fighting; it depends on the nature of the disability. Once recruited full training is provided.