Published: 24/10/2017 15:43 - Updated: 24/10/2017 15:49

Recruitment drive hots up!

Written byAlan Beresford

Looking for new recruits, from left, firefighter Sid Whyte, crew manager Dave Crawford, watch manager John Lawtie, firefighters Stuart Gerrard and Stuart Jenkins.
Looking for new recruits, from left, firefighter Sid Whyte, crew manager Dave Crawford, watch manager John Lawtie, firefighters Stuart Gerrard and Stuart Jenkins.

THERE’S no better feeling than coming back knowing you’ve helped someone in your community – as far as a selling point for a job goes that tends to take some beating. 

However, that was the glowing reference given by watch manager John Lawtie at Fochabers Fire Station as they seek to recruit at least two new retained firefighters for the team.

With more than 30 years of experience in what is now the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Mr Lawtie went on to outline the rewarding times which could await those from all walks of life who fit the bill.

"Some of the team are ready to retire from the service while we’ve a couple off long-term sick so we’re looking to welcome at least two new members – although the more the merrier if we can get the right folk," he said. "In particular we’d be delighted to hear from people who can cover the daytime, which is an area a lot of retained stations can find difficult to cover.

"Modern living and work patterns means we no longer have the same pool of people who work locally and can respond during the day when the pager goes off."

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