The on-call element of our Service is fundamental to our emergency cover across Devon and Somerset.
On-call firefighters come from a variety of backgrounds – they could be self-employed, full time parents, trades people, administrators or shopkeepers all with a common interest to support and keep their community safe.
You will be providing a part time service, responding to fire and emergency calls in the same way as wholetime firefighters. Incidents can range from attending fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills, and talking to your community about fire prevention.
Firefighters may be called out a couple of times a week for one or two hours during the day, evenings or weekend. You decide the hours when you are available - all we ask is for you to be flexible.
We're currently looking for on-call firefighters at several stations. See the full list of stations below to see if your station has vacancies.
Find out more and apply
You don't need any previous experience as a firefighter or existing qualifications but you must be:
- aged 18 or over
- able to respond from home/work within five minutes
- physically fit and able to pass a bleep test 8.8 level over 20m
- medically fit with good eyesight and hearing (find out more about our eyesight standards)
- prepared for the commitment and discipline of being a Firefighter
- preferably hold a full UK driving licence
On-call firefighter pay
We offer several different types of availability contracts depending on which station you apply for.
Take a look at the page on our website which details on-call firefighter pay.
Our application process involves several stages, read more about the process and what to expect at each stage.
Benefits of on-call firefighters to businesses
You might be surprised to know that on-call firefighters make up 90% of emergency cover in the UK. They're an invaluable part of society.
Whether you're an employer looking for more information on how it all works, or you're an employee who needs help explaining the benefits to your workplace, we're here to help.
Burnham on Sea
Exeter Danes Castle
Ottery St Mary
As a Service and as individuals:
- We are proud to help
- We are honest
- We are respectful
- We are working together