BURNING DESIRE TO HELP?

Protect your local community – become a Retained/On-Call Firefighter

Retained firefighters are members of the community who are paid to provide an on-call service responding to emergency calls in the same way as full-time firefighters, using the same appliances and equipment, but who are ‘on call’ rather than at a fire station.

Retained firefighters have to respond and arrive within five minutes of the station during their hours of declared availability. They respond via a pager system. No previous experience is required as comprehensive training is provided.

To apply to be a Retained Firefighter you must:

  • Live within, and be able to respond and arrive within 5 minutes of the Fire Station
  • Provide cover on a rotational call-out basis to the Fire Station you will be situated at
  • Be 18 years old at the start of the training course
  • Have a good all round level of fitness
  • Meet Fire & Rescue Services medical standards (eyesight, colour vision, hearing, lung function)
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

It’s desirable for you to:

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

Please note a candidate may not be currently employed as a warranted Police Officer.

Cleveland Fire Brigade employs males and females from a range of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We regard ourselves as an employer that promotes equality and values diversity and we would particularly welcome applications from women and those from a minority ethnic background.

You can apply at www.northeastjobs.org.uk

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If you have any queries email recruitment@clevelandfire.gov.uk or call HR on 01429 874021