Vacancies now exist for Firefighters at Doune Fire Station. Find out more.
Firefighters in the Retained Duty System (RDS) are individuals who live or work close to specific community fire stations and can commit to providing an emergency response service for that station.
Most RDS Firefighters are women and men whose primary employment is in another field, but in
addition to that, are called upon to deliver the same wide range of emergency services as Whole-time Firefighters, including fires, floods, road traffic accidents and chemical spills.
As an RDS Firefighter your role would be challenging and demanding. There are stressful and hazardous situations to be faced and you will be required to deal with these while providing comfort and reassurance to members of the community. You may be involved in Community Fire Safety Initiatives within your local area to help prevent emergencies occurring.
You must be available to respond to emergency calls from your home, or place of work (by employer agreement), at any time of the day or night within 5-8 minutes of emergency call-outs, however, if you do not meet these requirements your application may still be considered.
To ensure you maintain the relevant knowledge and skills required for the role, you will be required to attend your station for a 2-3 hour session each week. In return you will be paid a retainer fee along with additional payments for every incident and training night you attend.
To become an RDS Firefighter, you must:
Be 18 years of age or over
Be Physically fit and in good health
Have the required standard of vision and colour perception
Be seriously interested in helping to provide an invaluable emergency service for your local community
Have the express permission of your primary employer to become an RDS Firefighter.
Applications should be submitted online on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk
Applications are open from the 1st February to 21st February 2016
For further information contact Station Manager Brian Fyfe, 07785 572128.