leading recruitment drive
by Shaffaq Mohammed
resident and Leading Fire Fighter Delroy Galloway (pictured centre)
is leading an initiative to improve the number of applicants from
ethnic minority groups.
recently took up his post as a Specialist Recruitment Officer, has
been employed with the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for
the past six years. Whilst he acknowledges that his own journey
into the service wasn’t an easy one it has proven to have
been well worth the time and effort.
process can feel like a task in itself and may take up to 12 months
from the application stage and then through the selection process
before a potential trainee can secure a place on the initial 11
week training course. On successful completion of the training course
you can be asked to serve at any one of the 19 wholetime stations
in the South Yorkshire Area.
The job by its
nature is physically and mentally demanding. The modern day Fire
Fighter can be called on to deal with an ever changing number of
emergencies, from a cat stuck in a tree to a rescue from a burning
The Fire Service
continually look into the future, at new initiatives, techniques
and equipment. This commitment has led to the creation of Delroy’s
post as a specialist recruitment officer.