FIRE chiefs have begun the search for on-call firefighters at Stockton Heath station.

Open days about the role will be held at the staion on Ackers Road on Wednesday, January 29, from 2 to 8pm, Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm and February 12 from 2 to 6pm.

Terry McDermott, head of service delivery, said: "People who apply must be able to respond quickly to the fire station, have a real wish to support their local community, have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment, and have a reasonable level of fitness.”

To register for one of the open days, e-mail with your name, home address, email address and contact telephone number or call Sarah on 01606 868451.