THE fire service has asked people to make a New Year pledge to volunteer with them.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is seeking to recruit community volunteers who can help support their efforts to promote a broad range of safety initiatives in local communities.

A spokesman for HWFRS said: “We are now recruiting community volunteers. People with a whole range of life experiences who support our protection and prevention work in local communities.

“Our community volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who want to actively make a difference within their local community, helping to reduce the risk to the most vulnerable.

“They make a huge difference to the service, it is absolutely vital work but also a lot of fun. Our volunteers get to experience the out of the ordinary whilst providing a valuable service. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team.”

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Bex Haywood-Tibbetts has worked for the NHS for more than 30 years but gives her time at the weekends to talk to people about how to prevent fires and accidents in the home.

She said: “It’s a very varied role and I have been involved in a lot of different things. I have taken part in fire station open days where I helped to demonstrate the smoke house, attended a family fun day at Bulmers in Hereford and been involved in the fire service’s annual service exercise.

“I helped out at Malvern Pride and with a car wash on a lovely, hot day at Kingsland Fire Station where we raised funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.”

The mother of two added: “You do lots of different things and it’s about putting something back into the community, but it’s also a lot of fun too. I’m really looking forward to when activities start again in the New Year.”

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