The Working Safely in Water Project seeks to equip personnel with the skills, tools and knowledge needed to work safely in water.

The establishment of Specialist Water Response Teams that was earmarked for a later phase of the project has been brought forward in the work programme.

We are now calling for expressions of interest for the first three teams. These will provide the start of the in-water response capability for Fire and Emergency and provide a pool of trainers to help upskill the wider Fire and Emergency organisation. 

For all the information about the role of a Specialist Water Response Team member and what the project team is looking for in applicants download this information pack on the Portal together with the application form [DOCX, 196 KB].

Applications close at 1700, Friday 20 January 2023.

For any questions, please email

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