Emergency services: Fire fighters and emergency incident rooms seek more than 600 recruits
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    Emergency services: Fire fighters and emergency incident rooms seek more than 600 recruits

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    Belgian emergency zones are seeking 608 volunteer fire fighters. The 112 incident rooms (fire fighters and emergency medical assistance) and 101 (police) are recruiting 20 call operators in Brussels and Liège. This was announced yesterday (Tuesday) by the FPS Interior.

    In total, there are twenty posts to fill in the emergency incident rooms of Brussels and Liège. There are four job roles currently in the recruitment phase, with five posts available in each case.

    In Brussels, the roles required are for Dutch-speakers having a savoir faire of French and French-speakers having a knowledge of Dutch. Liège requires French speakers with an expertise in German and, vice versa, German-speakers with a knowledge of French.

    The 112 and 101 incident room operators have to respond to calls and gather the necessary incident information, which they then send by computer to the necessary emergency services in the field.

    Moreover, at least 410 volunteer fire fighters are wanted in Flanders and 198 in Wallonia. This is in line with the announcement last week by Jan Jambon, the Minister of the Interior.

    The communiqué stresses that, “The National Day festivities on July 21st should prove a unique occasion for potential candidates to strike while to iron’s hot, by meeting emergency services professionals and asking them direct questions about their job.”

    Fire fighters and 112 incident room operators will be at Place du Grand Sablon in Brussels throughout the day on Thursday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

    Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)