On-call firefighters needed across Warwickshire

Could you help protect your community by joining Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service as an on-call firefighter?

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service (WFRS) is asking all Warwickshire residents to consider whether they could become an on-call firefighter.

On-call firefighters dedicate an agreed number of flexible hours each week where they are available to attend incidents. They are paid a set wage for being available and an additional wage for any hours worked attending call-outs or training. They play a fundamental role in ensuring WFRS can provide fire cover in all areas, respond to emergencies quickly and keep communities safe.

To be eligible to become an on-call firefighter, potential recruits must either live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station. There is also the opportunity for those who are self-employed or working remotely to do their jobs from one of the fire stations, in which instance they would be eligible despite living further away, including outside of Warwickshire.

While the job can be challenging, it also offers many benefits: on-call firefighters are given the same training as wholetime firefighters and learn many new, transferable skills; they meet lots of new people and become part of a welcoming, close-knit team; and, most importantly, get to give back to their community in one of most meaningful ways possible.

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