Become a Firefighter in South Yorkshire

The statutory fire and rescue service for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. The organisation is governed by the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, made up of 12 locally elected councillors from the four metropolitan boroughs. It has 21 fire stations.

In a day of drama not seen before in this part of Yorkshire, large wildfires broke out in fields and engulfed properties across the county. The flames were so intense that the fire services declared a major incident, allowing them to call for assistance from colleagues elsewhere in England.

Homes in Woodland Avenue, in Barnsley, were swept by the flames which were also engulfing properties on Strauss Crescent, Maltby. Firefighters were battling to save homes in the area and a number of residents were rescued from their houses. A fundraising appeal has been set up for the victims and has already topped PS17,000.

Meanwhile, in Kiveton¬†fire south yorkshire Park, Rotherham, people have had to stay inside their homes, as the smoke from a large warehouse blaze continues to permeate the surrounding area. The acrid, plasticky fumes contain substances which can irritate the lungs and skin. The local doctor’s surgery has received a stream of complaints from people suffering respiratory problems. One resident says she feels she is being passed from pillar to post, and has clashed with the UK Health Security Agency, which told her data shows there have been no increases in breathing conditions since the fire started.

If you’re interested in becoming an on-call fire fighter you can get more information by visiting the website or calling 0800 028 9245. There’s a lot to think about, but if you’re committed and work hard as a team it can be a great career choice.