- Wholetime and On-Call
- On-Call personnel provide nights and weekend cover in addition to day cover to the wholetime personnel
- Training evening: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm
- 3 x fire engine
- 1 x aerial ladder platform (ALP)
Your local on-call firefighters at Guildford
The on-call firefighters at Guildford provide personnel to crew one appliance and the aerial ladder platform, which are able to attend incidents in the locality and also other incidents throughout the County. They 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 collisions, chemical spills or rescues involving water.
They also work hard to educate and inform the community about the dangers of fire. This is an integral part of the job and on-call firefighters visit schools, youth clubs and other organisations offering advice to the local community on fire safety. To be considered as an on-call firefighter they must be at least 18 years of age. The job is physically demanding and a medical examination to assess fitness, eyesight and hearing is required.
The role of the firefighter involves a high level of commitment and personal discipline. They must be able to work as a member of a team and be willing to work hard in arduous conditions.
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Files available to download
- Guildford fire station area map for on call firefighters (1.2 MB)
Map for On Call Firefighters showing area within four minutes drive time from Guildford Fire Station.
- Surrey Fire and Rescue Service plan for Guildford 2019-20 (894.6 KB)
Plan explaining fire and rescue activities for 2019-20 in the Guildford area.