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Press Release - Would you like to ‘Have a Go’ at being an On-Call firefighter?
Posted on 07/03/2019

Throughout March and April, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are running ‘Have a Go’ events for everyone interested in being an On-Call firefighter.

These events will give a real overview of the role, including information on what your time commitment would be, as well as the strength and fitness expectations required.

Recruitment and Retention Officer, Caroline Anderson explained: "Being an On-Call firefighter is a big commitment. But being in a team of likeminded people, learning life skills you never expected to, is both rewarding and fun.  Why wouldn't you want to be paid to help your community, it's probably the best job in the world!"  

Find our more!

Below is the list of dates and Fire Station venues. If you're interested in finding out more about these On-Call opportunities to work with a team of real professionals.

Please email your expression of interest to

Names will be accepted on a first come first served basis. This opportunity is for EVERYONE over the age of 18 who wants to do something new and challenging.




Covering Recruiting Stations

Somerset East


Saturday March 30th 0930 - 1300

Deadline Monday March 25th

Cheddar, Wells, Shepton Mallett, Street, Castle Cary, Somerton, Wincanton, Chard, Crewkerne

South Devon


Saturday April 6th

0930 - 1300

Deadline Monday April April 1st

Ashburton, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Bovey Tracey.

West Devon


Sunday April 7th

0930 - 1300

Deadline Tuesday April April 2nd  


Tavistock, Princetown, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Crownhill, Plymstock, Ivybridge, Modbury, Kingston

Somerset West


Sunday April 14th

0930 - 1300

Deadline Monday April 8th


Nether Stowey, Wiveliscombe, Dulverton, Lynton, Porlock, Bampton, Wellington, Burnham

Central North


Saturday April 27th

0930 - 1300

Deadline Tuesday April 23rd


Holsworthy, Okehampton, North Tawton, Chulmleigh, Appledore,Torrington, Braunton, Woolacombe, Barnstaple, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Witheridge

Central East


Sunday April 28th

0930 - 1300

Deadline Wednesday April 24th

Tiverton, Cullompton, Honiton, Crediton, Ottery, Colyton, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh, Topsham, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Dawlish, Teignmouth

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