Retained Firefighter – Recruiting Now

Retained recriuitment open day poster jan 2014.inddHelp protect your local community – become a 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.

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.

We are currently recruiting for Stockton Fire Station, South Road, Norton, TS20 2SU.

But we are also taking details of those who live or work within 5 minutes of the following stations: Headland, Yarm, Guisborough, Saltburn, Skelton and Loftus.

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 the Station you will be situated at
  • 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

You can apply at

Closing date for applications for Stockton Fire Station is 31 January 2015

Want to know more?

Links to:


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