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Drop-in event at Toddington Fire Station 

Currently there are just over twenty women Firefighters across the county but the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) wants to encourage more to join and help protect their local communities.

 Being an on-call Firefighter offers women flexible employment that can be arranged around their own schedule as well as providing an exciting way to help their local community.

 Watch Commander Stuart Young said: “Our event on Saturday 11 March will give local women an opportunity to find out what being a Firefighter can offer and to try their hand at using some of our equipment and trying on fire kit and breathing apparatus.

 “There are plenty of physically active women out there who might want a challenging job with flexible hours. Our on-call Firefighters only need to be available when they want to be, so it’s a great way to serve your community and work the way you want to. At present we only have 23 female firefighters out of a total of 422 Firefighters and we want to increase this number as much as possible.”

To be an on-call firefighter you should live or work within five minutes of Toddington Community Fire Station. There is a level of fitness required. Interested people should come along and see what’s involved.