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Cleveland Fire Brigade is looking to recruit wholetime firefighters to start in July 2019.

Applicants must be 18 at the start of the training course on 1 July and live in the Cleveland area.

Duties range from tackling fires, road traffic accidents and rescuing people from burning buildings to dealing with chemical spillages, road traffic collisions and working with the local community.

Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said; “This is huge opportunity to join one of the most successful fire and rescue services in the country and have a key part in keeping your local community safe.

“The role of the modern day firefighter is vast and varied. It is not just about fighting fires and attending road traffic accidents. We place a high emphasis on prevention and spend a lot of time visiting homes and businesses and delivering fire safety advice.

“We are looking for people, who among other attributes, can work under pressure, at heights, be part of a close knit team, be reliable and committed to keeping fit.

“We are proud that Cleveland Fire Brigade is still the best fire service in the country at keeping people safe in their homes”.

Successful applicants will have to undergo a series of physical assessments, psychometric tests and interviews before being accepted for training.

Applicants must:

  • live in the Cleveland Fire Authority area; Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough or Redcar & Cleveland at the time of application
  • be aged 18 years or older by the start of the training course.
  • be eligible to work in the UK
  • have a good all round level of fitness
  • meet Fire & Rescue Services medical standards
  • have no unspent convictions

We particularly welcome applications from individuals from minority groups that are currently underrepresented within our workforce

Recruitment for up to 16 wholetime firefighters opens from 3pm on Monday March 4 to midnight on Sunday March 10 (or on receipt of 300 applications if sooner) for more information visit the Cleveland Fire Brigade website.