Retained Firefighter

Retained firefighting can be for anyone, it could be the ideal job for a parent who needs flexible working hours, someone with some spare time or is unemployed or even someone in full-time employment.

If you would like to be a Retained Firefighter you must live within five minutes travel from the fire station you will be based at and the job involves a number of hours where you must be available for call outs via a pager.



Recruiting Now!


Help protect your local community – become a Retained Firefighter

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to deliver modern fire and rescue services within your local community. Join us at this exciting time of change and we will provide you with a high level of training and a chance to be part of a professional team.

To apply to be a Retained Firefighter you must:

  • Live and be able to respond and arrive within 5 minutes and provide cover on a rotational call-out basis to one of the stations below:

- Stockton-South Road, Norton

- Headland-Durham Street, Hartlepool

- Yarm-Thirsk Road, Yarm

- Guisborough- Park Lane, Guisborough

- Saltburn-Leven Street, Saltburn

- Skelton- High Street, Skelton

- Loftus-Coronation Road, Loftus


  • Be 18 years old at the commencement of the training course
  • Meet the Fire & Rescue Services medical standards for eyesight, colour vision, hearing, lung function and general fitness
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

And it would be desirable if you:

  • Hold a full UK car driving licence
  • Hold an LGV driving licence

A candidate may not:

  • Be currently employed as a Police Officer

Recruitment lines open at 0800 hours on Thursday 21st August 2014.

You can apply from this date at

Want to know more?

Links to:


Phone: 01429 874121 (Human Resources Team Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)