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Warwickshire Fire & Rescue

Control Staff

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service - Fire Engine

Control Staff

All emergency calls within Warwickshire are received by the Command and Control Centre situated on the Headquarters site at Leamington Spa.

The Control staff, who are a uniformed group of employees, receive and process some 16,000 emergency calls per year. They are an efficient and professional team whose duties include mobilising fire appliances, equipment and officers throughout the County using a computerised system, operating the radio scheme, liaising with other authorities and associated administrative work.

To meet the demands of this varied and interesting post, the following requirements are essential:
Fire Control Staff

  • The ability to work within a structured environment
  • A good standard of education
  • Common sense and a confident calm manner
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Fast accurate keyboard skills
  • Clear speech
TRAINING
Each operator is trained to a very high standard. Initial training consists of an intensive 6 months period, which forms part of a 2 year probation period. Operators are continually assessed with weekly written and practical examinations. Vocational training and courses, to advance career prospects and improve individual skills are encouraged.

WORK PATTERN
The 16 Control staff are divided into 4 shifts and operate an average of a 42 hour week shift system consisting of 9 hour day duties and 15 hour night duties. Annual leave entitlement starts at 28 days and rises progressively with long service and promotion. In addition 12 days leave is granted in lieu of public holidays.

PROMOTION
Subject to pursuing statutory examinations and promotion interview boards, operators have the opportunity, when vacancies occur, to apply for promotion through the current rank structure.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Applications are welcome from all men and women who meet the entry requirements.

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Vacancies are advertised on the Warwickshire County Council Website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/jobs


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Warwickshire County Council
Warwick Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Warwick Street, Leamington Spa,
CV32 5LH.


Tel: 01926 423231
Fax: 01926 450332
Email:fireandrescue@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Job ID:343

 

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