Fire station open evening

Small fire in an incinerator at Barclay's Bank,Buckingham.'110329M-C634
Small fire in an incinerator at Barclay's Bank,Buckingham.'110329M-C634

FIRE SERVICE: Buckingham Fire Station is holding an open evening from 7.30pm on Thursday, September 29, for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter.

On-call firefighters, officially known as retained duty system firefighters, are paid staff who do the same job as full-time firefighters. However, they are not based in a fire station, but are on standby waiting to be called out.

They may work for themselves or for a company that allows them to leave work to attend an emergency call.

They are paid for being on call and called out, and are entitled to paid holidays, sick pay and membership of a pension scheme. Find out more on the evening or ring station manager Paul McShane on 01280 812133.