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On-Call Firefighter

  • Reference:orbis/TP/771/1016
  • Positions:24
  • Salary:National On-Call Firefighter pay structure
  • Category:Fire & Rescue
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:Variable, from 36 hours of availability per week
  • Posted on:10 April 2019
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Environment, Transport & Infrastructure
  • Location:Countywide


Working as a firefighter in an on-call capacity requires dedicated people who give above and beyond their normal work day to protect their local community. You may have other commitments or full-time employment outside of the fire service but able respond to emergency calls within your local area as and when required.

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

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

About the role

Group of four fire fighters in black uniform.Two fire fighters holding tools used at vehicle accidents.

For further information about this role, please see our on call firefighter webpage.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Service soon!

This form is only for the position of an On-Call Firefighter. Unfortunately submitted forms will not be accepted as applying for the position of Wholetime Firefighter.

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  • Updated: 18 Apr 2021