Sunday, 28 May 2017

New recruitment campaign for part-time firefighters

HENLEY fire station is campaigning to recruit more retained firefighters.

Officers have been visiting major businesses in the town and asking their employees to consider signing up.

So far they have spoken to staff at Stuart Turner in Greys Road, Gibbs & Dandy in Reading Road and Invesco Perpetual in Perpetual Park Drive.

The station in West Street is staffed entirely by part-time firefighters who have main jobs during the day but are on call and can be summoned to attend emergencies.

Henley and Wargrave fire stations are both short-staffed and have been sharing cover at weekends since September as part of a trial. If no new candidates come forward, this arrangement may have to become permanent.

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