Gordon MP Richard Thomson has highlighted a plea from the Fire and Rescue Service for members of the public to consider volunteering to be a Retained Firefighter at Huntly Fire Station.
The station is crewed by firefighters who are on-call and respond at a moment’s notice via a pager system.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“Retained firefighters have their own day jobs to carry out but make themselves available for mercy calls whenever these come in. Their commitment and dedication are second to none.
“Huntly’s team of retained firefighters are a vital part of the community’s resilience. It’s therefore very important that crew numbers are maintained.
“The firefighters I met in Huntly on my recent visit to the fire station there spoke very expressively not only of the importance of the job, but how much they enjoy it and the skills and experience they derive from it. I would urge anyone who wants to find out more about helping their community by becoming a retained firefighter to get in touch via the Huntly Fire Station Facebook page or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk/careers/on-call.”
Note: Photograph attached shows Ian Hanson (l); Richard Thomson MP (centre); and Mark Allan (r) at Huntly Fire Station.