Chance for people to make a career in the fire service

PUBLISHED: 13:18 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

CAREER events to encourage those who are under-represented in the fire service are to be held. Women and people from ethnic minorities who would like to make a difference to the community by becoming a firefighter can find out more by attending one of the

CAREER events to encourage those who are under-represented in the fire service are to be held.

Women and people from ethnic minorities who would like to make a difference to the community by becoming a firefighter can find out more by attending one of the special days.

Each event will include workshops and exercises giving an introduction to Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, an overview of the role of a firefighter and the selection process.

Welwyn county councillor Richard Smith, who is also executive member for community safety, said: "It is vital that the modern fire service represents the community it serves."

The first event will be held on Saturday at Longfield training centre, Hitchin Road, Stevenage, and is for women only.

The second will take place at the same venue the following Saturday, on January 19, and is for black, Asian and other ethnic minorities.

Both events will take place from 9.30am until 5pm.

Places are limited so book yours by visiting www.hertsdirect.org/fire

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