Being a firefighter is a career not just a job
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has opened their doors to firefighter opportunities. If you have ever thought about becoming a firefighter, then now is your time to apply.
As a firefighter you'll do more than just fight fires.
You'll be protecting, educating and engaging with the most vulnerable in your community. You'll be helping to make sure residents are safe in their homes, places of work and communities; engaging with young people and being their role model to encourage safer and healthier ways of living. Our firefighters come from all different backgrounds and have one thing in common – a passion to protect, serve and support our communities.
The role of a firefighter is a career, not just a job.
Your career as a firefighter could take you down many different paths. You will have opportunities to shape your future, whether this be progressing up the career ladder, or specialising in a specific area. You will have a varied role in supporting your community by;
*Delivering community fire safety - visiting schools, youth clubs and other organisations offering advice to the local community
*Responding to fires, road, rail or air collisions, widespread flooding and emergencies that may involve hazardous materials
*Other duties including fire hydrant inspections, equipment maintenance and testing and general station routines
It's an exciting time to join SFRS. Our staff come from all walks of life, regardless of your background, ethnicity, sex, religion or sexual orientation, what they all have in common is respect, fairness, honesty and integrity, professionalism, leadership, responsibility and openness.
In addition, you must be:
- 17 years and six months but can't join until you are at least 18 years old
- Mentality and physically fit; and
- Hold a valid UK driving license (as will need to be willing to become a LGV qualified driver).
To find out all the information you need to become a firefighter please visit the SFRS recruitment web pages and explore what it takes to become a firefighter.
On-Call Firefighters too?
The service is always looking for on-call firefighters.
Working as a firefighter in an on-call capacity requires dedicated people who give above and beyond their normal workday to protect their local community. You may have other commitments or full-time employment outside of the fire service but must be able to respond to emergency calls within your local area as and when required.
When responding to emergencies you will receive a retaining fee, turnout fee and additional hourly rate payments. The range of duties and opportunities to earn more continue to expand.
For eligibility and other important see our On-Call firefighter recruitment guide.
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