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Becoming an on-call firefighter

Register your interest

Are you over 18 and work or live within five minutes of any of our 25 fire stations?

Then we may have an exciting career opportunity for you as an on-call firefighter where you can earn between £6,000 and £8,000 a year, sometimes more.

All our fire stations have an on-call fire engine, which is crewed by a dedicated team of women and men who work and/or live in their local communities and respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.

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

Registering your interest

Please complete our On-call Firefighter Expression of Interest form with is located at WM Jobs, an external jobs board. This can be accessed by clicking on the 'Register Your Interest' bottom above. This form is merely recording your interest in the role - we will then contact you with further information.

Flexible and fulfilling

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 is 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.

How to find out more

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

Take a look at the 'crew stories' of some of our on-call firefighters, read about how they achieve their work/home balance, and what being an on-call firefighter means to them:

If you have any queries, please contact the HR department on 01905 368 343 or email us at recruitment@hwfire.org.uk.