ASHBOURNE’S fire chiefs are inviting people to get involved with the service as a volunteer.
There are a number of different team roles available, including the safety crew delivery team, evening prevention talk team, summer outreach activity team and working as an evaluation outreach volunteer.
DFRS currently has 50 volunteers who are already contributing to the delivery of prevention initiatives within the service, whilst benefiting themselves from a boost to their employability through increased ‘CV’ appeal, improved confidence and improved health.
Karen Sadler, a current DFRS volunteer said: “I really enjoy volunteering with DFRS.
“Everyone has been very welcoming to me and I also feel appreciated for the hours that I have given.
“I have been involved with many activities ranging from home safety checks, assisting with school talks, campaigns, direct engagement and interestingly, an operational exercise which involved being a casualty in a train crash reconstruction.
“I have found being out in the community and meeting new people and promoting fire safety is what I really enjoy doing.
“Through this I have gained confidence in myself which has helped me to secure paid work.”
More information about the role of a volunteer and how to apply is available online at www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/volunteers
Alternatively call the DFRS volunteer coordinator on 07787 266392 Monday to Wednesday.