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We currently need on-call (retained) firefighters. If you live or work close to one of our on-call stations and are interested in joining our team, or would just like to find out more contact email@example.com or register your interest online by visiting www.oncallfire.uk.
Look out for #NeedMore and #OnCallFire on social media. You don’t have to wait until you see a recruitment campaign to find out more, go along to www.oncallfire.uk and register your interest at any time.
An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of fire and rescue service jobs, these range from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities and acting as an ambassador for the fire service. When they get the call, they become professional firefighters. Full training is provided on an ongoing basis, therefore previous experience is not required.
An on-call firefighter could be called out two or three times a week, for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments.
Being an on-call firefighter means people become part of a close-knit team, gain a range of new skills, earn additional money which fits around existing jobs and commitments, while making a difference within the local community.
Visit www.oncallfire.uk to find out more. Packed with real-life stories from on-call firefighters, it gives an insight into what the role entails and what you can expect.
You don’t need previous experience as we provide a comprehensive training programme. What is important is that you are enthusiastic and can meet certain essential requirements. Crucially, you must be able to reach the fire station quickly and safely after being alerted to an incident. This can be physically demanding and therefore physical fitness is of utmost importance.
On average, you could be called out two or three times a week for one hour. If you can’t be available all of the time it’s not a problem; we are particularly keen to hear from people who are available during weekdays. You will also be required to attend a training session each week.
In return you will be well paid and receive thorough training enabling you to achieve a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) licence, a certificate in first aid, plus all there is to know about emergency situations.
Visit www.oncallfire.uk to find out more.
The website gives advice to employers and how having on-call firefighters within their business can bring advantages. These include health and safety and medical response training, as well as developing situational awareness, leadership skills and the ability to work under pressure. We encourage employers to find out more about supporting employees who may wish to become on-call firefighters by getting in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.