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As a firefighter within the Service you can choose to work as a wholetime firefighter or as a part-time on-call firefighter.


A wholetime firefighter is employed full time within the Service and will work a shift system at one of the wholetime Stations, of which there are eight within Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

An on-call firefighter (retained duty) is employed on a part-time basis, responding to fire calls within their area. All 25 fire stations within Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service deploy firefighters on the retained duty system and 19 stations are crewed solely by these staff.

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For further information about the different roles, click on one of the links below: