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Would you like to volunteer for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service?

by Laura Johnston

If you are looking for a new challenge and like the idea of making a difference to your community, this volunteering role may be ideal!

The Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work within the Community Risk Management Directorate. In this role, you will be helping to promote safety initiatives across Merseyside as part of efforts to fulfil the service’s mission of ‘Safer, Stronger Communities, Safe Effective Firefighters’.

As part of your role as a volunteer, you may be:

  • Actively engaging with members of the communities across Merseyside
  • Supporting Home Fire Safety Checks
  • Assisting with Reassurance Campaigns to offer fire safety advice and interventions
  • Assisting with public safety events and community days
  • Delivering education work to children and young people to highlight safety messages

Not only will your experience as a volunteer be enjoyable, you will likely find it a worthwhile and satisfying experience – Danny Murphy from Heritage and Education Centre, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, says: “I have worked within MFRS for 45 years both operationally and voluntarily and even now, I feel working with the community is very rewarding and I still thoroughly enjoy working for such a great organisation.”

Throughout your volunteering, you will be helping to keep local people safe, as well having the rewarding feeling of giving back to the community. Of course, it is also an excellent way to meet new people, create new friendships, and improve your CV by enhancing skills such as communication. Do not worry about having to find the time as you are able to commit to as little or as much time as you want.

If you are interested in apply for this rewarding volunteering role, you can attend the information evening at the MF&RS Training and Development Academy, Storrington Avenue, Croxteth, L11 9AP on Thursday 6 October from 4pm. During the evening, you will be able to meet the teams and find out more information.

If you can’t make the information evening, you can email volunteers@merseyfire.gov.uk.