On-call (retained) firefighters are ordinary people doing extraordinary work – they are men and women who may have other jobs or responsibilities as well as their vital role with the Fire & Rescue Service.
On-call firefighters are part-time staff who make themselves available for emergency call-outs depending on their other commitments. They are usually contracted for between 48 and 120 hours per week, but this can vary. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.
You can find out more about the role and current vacancies through these pages, but key requirements for applicants are:
You must be at least 18 years old when you join us (you can apply once you are 17½)
You must be able to get to the fire station within a specified time (usually four minutes but this varies, so check the vacancy details for your local station)
Good standard of physical fitness
You must have the right to work in the UK
If you are unsure if you can apply, please contact our HR team on 01722 691444 or email [email protected]