Firefighter Awareness Sessions – Come and find out more about becoming an On-Call Firefighter at Worcester Station

Debs Davies

On-call firefighters play a vital role in Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s varied work across the two counties.

The Service is now seeking enthusiastic applicants from all walks of life to join the dedicated band who serve their community in Worcester, alongside their regular day jobs.

Any potential on-call recruits must be aged over 18 and work or live within five minutes of the fire station.

The most important qualifications are common sense, compassion, commitment, discretion and teamwork.

The Service offers a range of contracts where the hours and times to be available can vary to suit personal and professional circumstances.

Full training, uniform and personal development are provided with many opportunities to gain additional skills and qualifications that will be of use outside of the Service.

The Service only asks for an average level of fitness and strength and will provide full support in helping understand and achieve this.

Awareness sessions at Worcester Fire Station are planned which will offer an opportunity to have a go at some role-related activities and provide information about the on-call firefighter’s role.

They will be on Wednesday, 11 October at 5.30pm and 7pm and on Thursday, 19 October at 7pm.

Firefighting isn’t just about fighting fires. As well as varied incidents such as road traffic collisions and floods, recruits could carry out a home safety visit, talk to the community about fire safety or work with Service partners to support a campaign.

Current HWFRS firefighters at each session will be happy to answer questions and offer advice.

HWFRS strives to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community, and particularly welcomes interest from women and people from different cultural and heritage backgrounds.

On-call firefighters will need to attend a weekly training session, usually on a weekday evening.

To see some crew stories of the Service’s on-call firefighters and how they achieve their work/home balance along with a video giving an insight into the training and how to express interest in the role, visit

For full details of the role and to book your place on one of the taster sessions, visit here: WM Jobs application page