Could you be your community's next hero?

We're currently recruiting on-call firefighters to serve communities across the area. 

An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of incidents, ranging from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities and acting as an ambassador for AF&RS.

On-call firefighters come from all walks of life, including homemakers, shopkeepers, builders, farmers, office workers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed.

Previous experience is not required as full training is provided throughout your career with AF&RS.

An on-call firefighter could be called out two or three times a week, for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments.

To be an on-call firefighter you must:

  • Have a strong desire to support the local community
  • Be enthusiastic about working as part of a team
  • Have a good level of fitness and strength
  • Live or/and work within five minutes of an on-call fire station

The on-call fire stations recruiting are: Bath, Blagdon, Chew Magna, Clevedon, Nailsea, Paulton, Pill, Portishead, Radstock, Thornbury, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe, Yate and Yatton.

You need to apply before Friday 2 February to be considered for a June 2024 training school. 

To find out more about being an on-call firefighter and apply, please visit our page. 

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