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Diss residents not at risk despite fire station vacancies

Diss, Norfolk. The Hedge fire on Coleridge Road and Play area. 12th Oct 2009

Diss, Norfolk. The Hedge fire on Coleridge Road and Play area. 12th Oct 2009

Diss residents should not be concerned the town’s fire station has a number of job vacancies, according to its manager.

Luke Hancock, Diss Station Manager Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, says it is not unusual that jobs are available for retained services.

At present the station, in Park Road, is advertising for six new retained posts, with strong interest being shown so far.

“Some of our retained fire fighters at Diss have retired or left the service due to a change in personal circumstances in recent months, so we’ve been recruiting for six new retained posts,” he said.

“We’ve had lots of interest in these roles and already have one person in the recruitment process, with five more waiting for the next recruitment selection process.

“It’s not unusual to have vacancies in our retained crews, which we fill through countywide recruitment periods three or four times a year.

“I’d like to reassure people that this has had no impact on the operational effectiveness of Diss Fire Station.”

The current station, opened in 1973, attends to about 200 calls a year.

For more information on vacancies in the fire service across Norfolk, please call 01603 810351 or visit www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk

 

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