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Public Information Notice: New strike date announced by Fire Brigades Union

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring the county’s residents that a contingency plan is in place as members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced further strike action.

The strike will take place for 24 hours from 9am on Tuesday 9 December until 9am on Wednesday 10 December.

The strike action is being undertaken by Norfolk FBU firefighter members and is taking place due to a national dispute between the government and the FBU over changes to the pension scheme.

The Fire and Rescue Service will continue to operate a 999 response service during all of the periods of strike action and should be contacted in the usual way. If necessary, calls will be prioritised as they come in and it is hoped that the public will continue to assist them by placing extra emphasis on their own safety.

During the period of industrial action, there will be reduced levels of cover and around half of fire stations will be closed temporarily.

Whilst the risk of fire in your home remains unchanged, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is advising communities to remain extra vigilant and follow all relevant fire safety advice:

• Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home
• Test your smoke alarms regularly
• Never leave lit candles or cooking unattended
• Put cigarettes out – right out
• Plan your escape route – and make sure all your family know it
• Make sure you don’t overload electrical sockets and watch out for faulty electrical equipment
• Treat all flammable materials with care – both using and storing them
• Do not leave bonfires unattended
• Take extra care when travelling on or near our roads.

Wholetime Recruitment Campaign now closed

Wholetime Recruitment

The application window for the 2014 wholetime recruitment campaign has now closed and it is unlikely that we will be recruiting again for the next few years. 

Please continue to visit our website for regular updates and information.

Qualification Criteria for Wholetime Recruitment

We have received a number of queries about the qualifications required for the wholetime recruitment.  We therefore thought we would take the opportunity to clarify this and can confirm the eligibility as follows:

You need to have five GCSE’s grade A*- C including Maths and English Language, or equivalent.  This would include for example all Level 3 NVQ’s, BTEC National Awards and higher, and Level 3 Work-based Diplomas. 

Evidence of these qualifications will be required at the short listing stage if successful.

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