Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Post Fire Support Team for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Supporting people
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

What would I be doing?

The Post Fire Support Team help people cope in the aftermath of a minor domestic emergency, providing practical help, advice and support. PFST work in teams of two or three and are based out of HQ in Winsford, where the bespoke vehicle is housed. The team will attend minor domestic incidents on the request of the Officer in Charge to listen, support and advise individuals and families of fire safety, clean the affected area, remove excess water and ensure that the occupants are able to continue to use the affected area safely.

What skills do I need?

Volunteers will need to have communication and listening skills due to the sensitive nature of the volunteering role. Volunteers must also be understanding.

About Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheshire Fire Authority comprises of councillors from our local communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington who manage the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. They make decisions on things like policy, finance and resources. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is led by the Chief Fire Officer and the Service Management Team. We have 28 fire stations, four community safety centres, three community fire protection offices, a safety centre in Lymm and a headquarters in Winsford.

Recruitment and training details:

On receipt of a completed application form that meets our volunteer standard, applicant details are logged onto the volunteer database and the interview paperwork is prepared. This is sent to the line manager of the applicants chosen volunteer role. The line manager will contact the applicant to arrange an interview. If successful at interview, the applicant will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring form (DBS), plus 3 forms of ID (role dependent). Once all of this paperwork is received, references are requested and on return of these and the DBS certificate, volunteer agreements are sent to the applicant’s home address, when returned the line manager will be informed that the volunteer has been successful in their application.

Is a DBS required? Yes
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