On-call firefighters are people who would like to become involved in an exciting and worthwhile occupation but who have other commitments. In particular, we need people who can offer their support and skills to their local on-call fire station during office hours in the week.
These people are fully trained firefighters who allocate their free time to respond to an emergency if they are paged and they don’t just fight fires. They deal with a wide range of emergencies such as road traffic accidents, rescues involving water and chemical spills.
They also work hard to educate and inform the community about the dangers of fire. This is an integral part of the job and an on-call firefighter visits schools, youth clubs and other organisations offering advice to the local community on fire safety.
After initial training, you will be required to attend one drill night per week and additional training courses to develop specialist firefighting and rescue skills. In return you will be paid an annual fee plus a payment for each callout and extra duties as required.
To register your interest in becoming an on-call firefighter, please complete and submit the online form. This form is only for the position of an on-call firefighter. You must currently live or work within four minutes of the on-call fire station which you are applying to. Submitted forms will not be accepted as applying for the position of wholetime firefighter. For details about wholetime firefighters please check the information on wholetime firefighter opportunities.