On-call firefighters share their stories

Claire Chance

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is always on the look-out for new on-call firefighters.

Four of our current on-call crew members across the area have revealed why they joined the service and given an insight into their jobs.

If it sounds like something you may be interested in then we may have an opportunity for you if you are over 18 and work or live within five minutes of one of our fire stations.

We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic applicants from all walks of life.

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

We offer a range of contracts where the number of hours and times to be available can vary to suit your personal and professional circumstances.

You won’t spend all this time working – it’s just the time you’re available for us to call you if there is an incident.

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

You will also be serving your community in many challenging situations.

We only ask for an average level of fitness and strength and will provide full support in helping you understand and achieve what this means.

You will need to attend a weekly training session, usually held on a weekday evening at your local fire station.

If you would like to know more about what it takes to be a firefighter, take a look through our on-call FAQs.

Please complete our On-call Firefighter Expression of Interest form.

This form is merely recording your interest in the role – we will then contact you with further information.

If you have any queries, please contact the HR department on 01905 368343 or email recruitment@hwfire.org.uk.