Aspiring on-call firefighters invited to come and 'have a go' at Radstock fire station

With time slots ranging from 09:00 to 15:00, the event will take place at Radstock Fire Station on 25 June 2022.

The ‘have a go’ session, will give those interested in becoming on-call firefighters the chance to try some of the tests that trainee firefighters complete during the recruitment process. 










There will be five, six-person, slots lasting1.5 hours each available throughout the day, the activities include:

  • Equipment carry
  • Ladder climb
  • Casualty evacuation
  • Breathing apparatus circuit
  • Manual Dexterity test
  • Strength/fitness

The event comes ahead of the training school, which begins in December 2022.

What to expect on the day:

  • Any required PPE/Fire Kit will be provided
  • Please wear trainers and fitness clothing also bring a water bottle with you
  • Arrive at the station at your allotted time
  • Attend a safety brief with a chance to ask any questions about the session
  • You will have a chance to complete every exercise with an instructor
  • You will complete each exercise individually and move round until they are all completed
  • You may be asked to provide feedback to improve future events

Book your slot via EventBrite here.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to get in touch with the on-call support officers team, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On-call firefighters live within five minutes of the on-call station and train to the highest standard to help protect their local communities while earning a second income.

Find out more about the role of an on-call firefighter, read stories from current firefighters and how to prepare for the recruitment process on our careers website.