New jobs are on offer by West Yorkshire’s fire brigade.
They want to recruit on-call, or retained, firefighters for several stations - including Slaithwaite, Mirfield and Mytholmroyd.
The service is now taking applications for on-call firefighters who are required to work on a standby basis to provide daytime cover across Featherstone, Slaithwaite, Mirfield, Ilkley, Otley, Silsden and Mytholmroyd.
For the first time, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is to look at more flexible on-call contracts in the hope that this will give people with family and other work commitments, from all sections of the community, an opportunity to apply.
On-call firefighters are paid to work on a standby system, sometimes as a second job. They must live or work within one mile of the fire station or be able to reach their station within five minutes of receiving an emergency call.
The recruiting stations need daytime cover between 8am and 5pm.
On-call firefighters respond from either work or home. They are called to their local station from where they respond to an emergency.
Their training and the range of incidents on-call firefighters attend is exactly the same as their full-time colleagues, who are based at a fire station 24 hours a day.
The brigade is not recruiting full-time firefighters at this time.
In addition to receiving turn-out and drill-night fees, on-call firefighters do receive a retaining fee which ranges from £2,180 to £2,905, depending on the number of hours they are available.
The annual retaining fee is based on the number of hours of availability you provide each week. On-call firefighters provide availability from a minimum of 50 hours per week up to a maximum of 120 hours per week. Those who provide less than 100 hours will receive 75% of the annual retaining fee.
The current hourly pay rates are £9.95 for trainees, £10.37 for those with some experience and £13.27 for competent firefighters.
The deadline for applications is December 15.