Fire service looking to recruit in Brechin

Appeal for retained firefighters
Appeal for retained firefighters

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has launched the next phase of a recruitment campaign for retained firefighters for the fire station in Brechin.

The third phase, launched on August 13, gives applicants three weeks, starting on August 13, to express an interest in joining the service as a part-time firefighter.

A range of skills are required including being a team player, having excellent communication skills and displaying attention to detail. You must be aged 18 years or over, have a good level of physical fitness, have the required standard of vision and colour perception and live or work within five to eight minutes of the fire station.

Group Manager Billy McLintock said: “It is a very rewarding job and there are tangible benefits for employers who support and allow their staff to become RDS firefighters. Retained=retrained and employers will have a member of staff who will bring a host of transferable skills.”

In return RDS firefighters are paid an annual retainer fee plus additional payments for every incident attended and time spent on all activity including training nights, community engagement and courses.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this challenging role through a rigorous recruitment process, full details of which are documented within the information pack which is available online at, which also provides further supplementary information.

Applicants are requested to note the key dates for this recruitment process as detailed within the information pack and ensure that they consider their availability to attend on the dates specified, including the initial two-week training course, prior to submitting an application.

To apply speak to someone at your local fire station or visit