Islanders no longer need perfect vision to apply for Jersey's fire service

Man climbing ladder
The fire service is taking a more open-minded approach to encourage more people to sign up. Credit: ITV Channel TV

It has become much easier for people to apply to work for Jersey's fire and rescue service.

The requirement for applicants to have perfect vision has been scrapped.

This means islanders who wear glasses or use contact lenses will no longer be discriminated against.

The fire service has also ended the need for applicants to have five GCSEs.

The force says sight and literacy skills will instead be assessed "during recruitment".