Fire stations across Powys are recruiting new firefighters.

If your New Year’s resolution is to try something different, then why not become an on-call firefighter at your local station.

All you need is a reasonable standard of fitness and to live or work within 10 minutes of the fire station.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is currently looking to boost its recruitment drive in Powys.

On-call firefighters are needed at all fire stations in Powys with the exception of Llanfyllin and Machynlleth.

  • Abercrave
  • Brecon
  • Builth Wells
  • Crickhowell
  • Hay on Wye
  • Knighton
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Llanfair Caereinion
  • Llanidloes
  • Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Montgomery
  • Newtown
  • Presteigne
  • Rhayader
  • Talgarth
  • Welshpool

Ffion Evans is stationed at her home town of Llanfair Caereinion, and joined Welshpool station as their first female recruit in 2018.

She said: “For me firefighting is exciting and challenging. It is a rewarding and interesting role which gives you a great sense of achievement towards helping the community.

"Being a firefighter is not an individual role It involves working as a team to be able to solve problems that people could face everyday.

“Being part of a team, you develop strong bonds working together in varied and ever changing situations.

"Being a firefighter has provided and continues to provide me with many opportunities for learning and obtaining new skills."

She added: "It is a valuable and essential role which is vital for communities as they will always need firefighters.”

For more information, contact your local fire station, or the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment team on 01267 226832​ or​​​.