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Think you know firefighters, think again...

Firefighting involves much more than putting out fires. We play a crucial role in:

  • educating young drivers to prevent accidents and injuries
  • rescuing people from road traffic collisions
  • keeping our communities safe from fire and other dangers with home safety checks
  • supporting the ambulance service with medical emergencies
  • educating children in road and fire safety through school visits and community events
  • rescuing people from fast flowing water and protecting properties from flood damage
  • making people safer in their places of work by advising business owners on fire safety regulations
  • rescuing people from height and confined spaces
  • providing specialist animal rescue services

and we will also rescue you from a burning building.

Diverse incidents require a diverse workforce

The wide range of incidents we respond to require highly trained, highly performing teams with a mix of skills, knowledge, personal qualities, backgrounds and experience. The communities we serve can be as diverse as the situations we tackle and knowing and understanding those communities is an essential part of the job.

We want to ensure that our workforce reflects both the community and the mix of skills and qualities required to do the job. We particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in our operational service. We also welcome applications from people who are Black, Asian or minority ethnic as they are also under-represented in our workforce.

Though being a firefighter requires a good standard of fitness and practical ability, having a disability does not necessarily prevent you from applying. There is some general guidance but most situations will be considered on an individual basis.


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