02:07PM, Wednesday 17 January 2018
Firefighters are appealing for new recruits to take on life-saving duties in Berkshire.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is looking for people to take on part-time duties at seven stations in the county, including Maidenhead and Wargrave.
On-call or retained firefighters, who are paid to respond, are not based at a particular station but do respond to a set station when a call comes in.
They should live or work nearby and be ready to be called to emergencies when needed.
Retained firefighter James Gaskin said: “As long as you’ve got the discipline and you’re either self-employed, or have an easy employer to deal with, it’s not an issue at all.
“I’m retained from home so I work my normal job and when I get home I’m retained.
“Some people do it the other way around and live far away and work close to a station they’re retained from.”
RBFRS will hold Have a Go days from 10am-2pm at Maidenhead Fire Station, in Bridge Road, on June 9 and November 27 and at Wargrave Fire Station, in Victoria Road, on February 17 and May 26.
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