On-call firefighters are trained firefighters who, rather than being based at a fire station, provide on-call cover from home and/or their place of work. They declare the periods in a week when they are available to respond to emergencies if called upon.
They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must work and/or live within approximately four minutes travel time from the fire station as they travel from that location to the fire station, where they then travel to the emergency in a fire service vehicle e.g. a fire engine.
On-call firefighters declare the periods in a week when they are available to respond to emergencies if called upon. During these times they must remain within approximately four minutes travel time of their fire station to provide a response. There is some flexibility within the travel time so if you’re outside of the 4 minutes please contact our recruitment support team on 01609 780150 (during office hours).
They also attend a training evening at their station one night a week.
You can also watch some videos from some On-call firefighters on the national on call firefighter recruitment website
If you’re interested in applying please visit our On-Call Firefighters vacancies page