Recruiting Retained Firefighters and The Community Asset Register
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is on a recruitment drive across Orkney:
Retained = Retrained
You must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception. You will be required to be readily available to attend incidents and should therefore live or work around 5 – 8 minutes from the Fire Station you are applying for.
Retained firefighters are required at the following stations:
- Papa Westray
- North Ronaldsay
- St Margaret’s Hope
Anyone who fulfils the criteria can apply via myjobscotland.
Community Asset Register
This is a data base of volunteers and their equipment who would be able to protect and support their communities in an emergency.
The volunteers work alongside the SFRS and the other emergency agencies.
“Community volunteer assets could include 4×4 vehicles, boats, generators, diggers etc, or specialised skills such as rope or water rescue qualifications. “
The data base will be administered by SFRS and will be accessed by other emergency responders.
To register on the Community Asset Register volunteers are required to:
- complete a questionnaire detailing their skills and equipment.
- provide evidence of their qualifications, if relevant.
- complete a 30 minute online Command Induction Course. This prepares volunteers for a mobilisation to an incident and how to operate safely whilst in attendance.
- sign a Minute of Agreement with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which details expectations and liability coverage etc.
For more information