COULD you be an on-call firefighter in your local area?

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for retained roles.

A number of spots are available at stations including Pangbourne, Lambourn, Wargrave, Hungerford and Mortimer.

On-call firefighters play an important role in allowing the fire service to attend a wide range of emergency call-outs.

Although these individuals are not based at fire stations, they usually live or work within eight minutes of their local station and are ready to respond to any emergency when needed.

A number of events have been arranged to give people an opportunity to try out some of the physical and written entry tests potential firefighters need to pass and also to meet some of the local firefighters who are already in the role.

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