Being an on-call firefighter is an exciting and demanding role that allows people to make a positive difference to their community and help to save lives.
On-call firefighters come from all walks of life. They are men and women who are often employed elsewhere, or are at home when they receive a pager alert but are ready to spring into immediate action to deal with a 999 incident.
Firefighters don't just fight fires – helping to prevent emergencies is an equally important part of the role and it's is not a voluntary position. On-call firefighters receive an annual retaining salary as well as additional payments for any incidents or safety events they attend.
No experience is necessary as full training is provided, but to be an on-call firefighter, you should:
- be at least 18 years old
- be physically fit
- have good levels of reading and writing.
Visit our recruitment page for more information about the role or contact us to find out if there is a vacancy near you.