Volunteering is key to new fire service strategy

Article date
7 August 2014
Primary interest
Volunteering

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Royal Berkshire Fire Authority has opened the doors to a series of rewarding new volunteer roles after refreshing its strategic commitments this summer.

Members of the fire authority voted on the six strategic priorities at their annual meeting on 25 June. The authority, which oversees Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), wanted to reflect the changing expectations and pressures affecting public sector organisations.

The first of the new priorities seeks to educate people on how to prevent fires and other emergencies, and what to do when they happen.

To help fulfil this commitment, RBFRS would like to expand its valued pool of volunteers to help in spreading the fire service’s messages and deliver its services.

Matt Taylor, RBFRS Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “I will be looking to attract many more volunteers to the organisation over the coming months. We have several really interesting roles already available but new opportunities to get involved are being developed all the time so watch this space.”

RBFRS volunteer Mark Whitaker added:

“I get immense satisfaction in promoting safety within the home environment for vulnerable people and those with health issues. This can only be performed with professional back up procedures which are expertly supplied and administered by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. This organisation is a joy to volunteer for and I feel valued in the role I perform.

You can see the current RBFRS opportunities for Reading here on RGneeds.me

To find out more about volunteering to help make the people of Berkshire safer can also take a look at the brigade’s website at www.rbfrs.co.uk/volunteering.asp.

To get in touch with Matt Taylor email volunteerapplications@rbfrs.co.uk or call 07771610622.