Emergency Response Volunteers

When there is a fire, flood or severe weather, we’re among the first to respond. From making a cup of tea to trekking through snow and sleet to deliver the essentials, we work with other organisations to do what’s needed straight away.

This service operates 24/7 and is staffed by volunteers on an on call rota

To be a part of this Emergency Response Service, we are looking volunteers who:

Can access Billingham Fire Station TS2 1TP within 30 minutes

Can join a rota to be on call 2 x12 hour shifts per month

Can drive, have access to a vehicle and be willing to drive a Red Cross vehicle.

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

Responsibilities


  • Respond to emergency call outs in your local area.

  • Give emotional support to people and communities affected by an emergency.

  • Give practical support such as distributing clothing, food or water after an emergency.

  • Tell people where they can get extra support.

  • Collaborate with local government or emergency services staff.

Knowledge & Skills

 


  • Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.

  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones.

  • All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).

  • Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.

Personal Qualities


  • Warm and friendly.

  • Calm and can follow processes under pressure.

  • Good listening skills and ability to empathise.

  • Can communicate in a calm manner.

  • Able to act responsibly.

General Requirements

To be a part of this Emergency Response Service, we are looking volunteers who:

Can access Billingham Fire Station TS2 1TP within 30 minutes

Can join a rota to be on call 2 x12 hour shifts per month

Can drive, have access to a vehicle and be willing to drive a Red Cross vehicle.

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.