JOHNSTOWN fire station is looking to recruit more retained firefighters.

In addition to their normal jobs, retained firefighters are available to attend emergency incidents when required.

Retained firefighters are fully trained and also provide expertise at road, rail and aircraft crashes, chemical spillage, flooding, forest, heath land and mountain fires, agricultural accidents and even animal rescues.

Paul Jones, watch manager at Johnstown Fire Station, said: “We are looking for suitable people who can reach their local fire station within four minutes of being paged for a call out during the daytime hours.

“Retained personnel are community firefighters providing essential fire and emergency cover for their fire station's area.”

Applicants can be male or female, but must be at least 18 years old.

For further information, call Chris Nott, county operations manager for Wrexham, on 01978 367870 or leave a message at Johnstown Fire Station on 01978 845011.

Alternatively, visit the station on Tuesday, April 7, between 7pm and 8.30pm or for more details go to www.