Retained firefighters are needed at Coldstream, Duns and Eyemouth fire stations, and their commander wants to hear from anyone interested in joing the crews.
Matt Acton, commander for the three fire stations, said: “We are embarking on a campaign across Scotland to recruit new retained duty system firefighters, and there are currently vacancies at all three stations in this area.
“There are three at Duns, three at Coldstream and four vacancies at Eyemouth.”
Ideally, he would like to have 10 members of staff at each station to allow for call-out flexibility.
A fire appliance can be sent out with a crew of four, although five is the ideal minimum number.
“To become a retained firefighter, you need to live or work around five minutes from the station,” said Matt.
“You must be 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness and have the required standard of vision and colour perception.”
In an effort to attract more recruits, the service is working more flexibly, and it is possible for firefighters to turn out for a different unit during working hours if they don’t work and live in the same place.
Matt can be contacted on 01361 884504 or 07789 745915 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org