We are continually recruiting on-call firefighters throughout the year and across the county. A list of our on-call fire stations can be found in the drill nights section below. If you would like to register your interest in on-call recruitment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your interest and a member of our recruitment team will make further contact with you within 5 to 10 working days. Register of interest for on-call vacancies should only be made by the interested party due to Data Protection Law.
On-call firefighters provide an efficient and effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90% of the United Kingdom. They are paid volunteers who do the same job as full-time firefighters, however instead of being based at a fire station they are ‘on-call’ from work (employer’s consent required) and/or at home. For further guidance and information please see our ‘The role of a firefighter‘ page.
Drill nights give people who wish to become an on-call firefighter the opportunity to come along and see what firefighters actually do. This is a great way to observe what is involved in becoming an on-call firefighter. The evening covers operational procedures such as:
An important part of your preparation for making an application to become a trainee firefighter includes having knowledge and understanding of the firefighter’s role and values within the fire and rescue service.
Drill nights are held weekly and no appointment is necessary, please contact the officer in charge upon arrival who will be more than happy to show you around and introduce you to the team. View the drill night times at the fire station nearest to you:
On-call firefighters can respond to a wide range of incidents at any time of the day or night. In return they are paid a retaining fee, along with additional payments for every incident attended and training carried out. You can be paid for being ‘on-call’ for only part of the day or week, naturally there will be times when you really can’t be ‘on-call’ and in these instances you can book ‘off-call’.
On-call firefighters are required to attend a training session one evening during the week for a 2-3 hour period. To maintain a professional and competent service you will also be required to attend annual re-qualification courses in the core competencies of a firefighter. These courses would take place over a weekend.
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