Job title

On-Call Firefighter Vacancies

Summary

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. 

Recruiting stations

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
  • able to drive at the start of employment but you can apply before you have a 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.

Application process

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.

Read more about how on-call firefighters benefit businesses

Our Identity

We regularly update this list when vacancies become available. If your local station is not currently listed, please keep checking back or check to see if it has an individual advert where you can apply.

Appledore
Barnstaple
Bere Alston
Braunton
Brixham
Buckfastleigh
Burnham on Sea
Chard
Cheddar
Colyton
Crewkerne
Dawlish
Dulverton
Glastonbury
Hartland
Ivybridge
Kingston
Lynton
Minehead
Moretonhampstead
Nether Stowey
Ottery St Mary
Paignton
Porlock
Seaton
Somerton
Teignmouth
Tiverton
Torquay
Torrington
Wellington
Wiveliscombe

 

Our values

As a Service and as individuals:

  • We are proud to help
  • We are honest
  • We are respectful
  • We are working together
Job number
RT00154
Internal / external
External
Job type
On-call
Location
Various
Contract type
Permanent
Posting date
Closing date
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