Anyone with an interest in becoming an on-call firefighter is invited to go along to a recruitment event being held at Helston Community Fire Station on Saturday, September 23.

Doors will open at 10am when current firefighters will be on hand to explain all there is to know about joining their ranks.

Firefighters from Helston help people not only by providing fire cover in their community, but by providing a first response in medical care, through partnership with South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT). Co-responders help ensure prompt first assistance medical treatment is given to people living in isolated areas.

The Helston team also carry out free home fire safety visits, giving advice and fitting free fire alarms, and are get involved with the Phoenix Project, working with local school children.