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 (see Your Area for list of stations) 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.

Dates to remember:

Click a heading for more information

Application

Closed 22 September

Psychometric Assessments

30 September – 4 October

Interviews

21 October – 1 November

Pre-Employment Checks

11 November – 13 December

Course Commences

January 2020

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

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

Useful links