Recruitment drive for firefighters

LURGAN Fire Station is now recruiting for retained (part-time) firefighters.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) want to recruit people who live and work within a five-minute radius of Portadown and Lurgan Fire Stations to become retained firefighters and help protect their local community.

They are also encouraging more females and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply.

Retained firefighters respond to emergency incidents including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls such as chemical spills, collapsed buildings and other types of rescues. They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice and assistance in their local community.

Retained Firefighters are paid an attractive monthly retaining fee, plus drill night attendance, emergency call out fees, as well as annual holiday leave.”

Fire stations will be holding information nights to give interested applicants more information on the recruitment process and what the job entails.

The information nights at Lurgan Fire Station will be held on Tuesday, February 19 from 7pm to 9pm and Saturday, March 2 from 10am to 2pm.

Application packs are available from Lurgan Fire Station, 8 Alexandra Crescent on Tuesday nights between 7pm and 9pm, Waves Leisure Centre, Lurgan Library, Craigavon Leisure Centre and Craigavon Civic Centre. NIFRS website has further details and application forms can also be downloaded from

Closing date for applications is Friday, March 8 at 3pm.