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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:17 PM

Drive to recruit more firefighters on International Women’s Day

08/03/2018 00:00
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“We need more women  firefighters”, say  London Fire Brigade bosses as the Brigade launches a new recruitment campaign on International Women’s Day.

The new recruitment campaign is designed to challenge outdated firefighter stereotypes and show that a career in firefighting is so much more than blue lights and fires.

By highlighting  different career options that firefighting offers and the day to day variety of the job,  the we hope to boost applications from women and people across all of London’s diverse communities who may not have considered  firefighting as a career.

Visit the recruitment website

All of the details about the role and  how to apply are on the London Fire Brigade’s firefighter recruitment website. Potential applicants have until 19 April to apply.

I am looking for the very best people

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: “I am looking for the very best people who are interested in preventing fires as well as tackling them. The modern firefighter should be just as comfortable talking to an elderly man about fire safety as they are learning new specialist rescue techniques.

“There are also a number of different career paths you can take from running a fire station, learning how to investigate the causes of fires to helping ensure London’s buildings have proper fire prevention measures in place.

“I do not want  the old stereotype of a firefighter to prevent women from applying.  I also want to encourage applications from London’s different cultures and communities  as London is a very diverse city, so our workforce  must reflect the city that we serve. Firefighting is about teamwork, so having a complement of men and women is crucial.

“If you don’t fancy a desk job and you enjoy variety, meeting people and teamwork you could be ready to join the next generation of firefighters.”

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