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What is an On-call FireFighter?

 

On-Call Firefighters provide emergency cover to over 90% of the UK.

 

There are over 14,000 On-Call Firefighters in England and they are responsible for operating 60% of all fire engines and just like full-time Firefighters, are trained to deal with everything from extinguishing burning buildings to providing first aid.

The role of a Firefighter can be unpredictable, exciting and rewarding coupled with the satisfaction and respect that comes with providing a crucial service to your local community.

You will learn new skills along the way such as first aid, road traffic collision procedures and fire safety, and there is an opportunity for you to learn other skills, such as Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver. As an On-Call Firefighter you will receive remuneration for your availability, plus hourly rates. For more information take a look at our online recruitment broacher, you an also download the PDF and print a version of required.

Firefighting is not like any other job

 

It can be unpredictable, exciting and rewarding coupled with the satisfaction and respect that comes with providing a crucial service to your local community.

 

You will learn new skills along the way such as first aid, road traffic collision procedures and fire safety, and there is an opportunity for you to learn other skills, such as Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver. As an On-Call Firefighter you will receive remuneration for your availability, plus hourly rates (paid when you attend incidents or drill nights) and disturbance fees (paid when attending incidents).

lets talk about commitment…

 

Apart from a few hours a week for training sessions and to carry out other pre-arranged duties, On-Call Firefighters only attend the fire station when they have received an emergency call-out.

 

For much of the time, an On-Call fire station is not crewed. Each On-Call Firefighter carries
a pocket alerter, which is activated when they are needed and they have a maximum amount of time to report to the fire station and mobilise the necessary appliance(s).

On-Call Firefighters will have other occupations, but when the call comes they drop whatever they are doing and become part of a team. Depending on the type of cover given, an On-Call Firefighter may respond from home and/or a place of work, day and/or night.

On-Call Firefighters are required to attend weekly training periods of between 2-3 hours. In addition to some weekend and other time periods to fulfill training for their role. There will also be opportunities to carry out additional duties such as, shifts on wholetime appliances, community fire safety, equipment maintenance and testing and general station routines. These duties are in addition to responding to emergencies for which you will receive a retaining fee, disturbance fee and additional hourly rate payments.

Calls for our assistance include:

  • Animal rescues
  • Road traffic collisions
  • Property fires
  • Industrial fires
  • Fires in the open
  • Water rescues
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • and many many more…

our Fire stations

 

There are 20 strategically placed stations across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. These include 10 stand-alone On-Call stations, eight combined Wholetime/On-Call stations and two Wholetime stations.

  • Amersham
  • Aylesbury
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bletchley
  • Brill
  • Broughton
  • Buckingham

*  Wholetime only stations

  • Chesham
  • Gerrards Cross*
  •  Great Holm
  • Great Missenden
  • Haddenham
  • High Wycombe
  • Marlow
  • Newport Pagnell*
  • Olney
  • Princes Risborough
  • Stokenchurch
  • Waddesdon
  • Winslow

> On-Call station locator

Use the map below to enter your post code and find the closest On-Call Fire Station to you. Is there a Fire Station in your community?

      > On-Call recruitment document

      Click on download to save a copy of the recruitment document to your device.

      > Interested?

      If you think the role of an On-Call Firefighter is right for you. Start the application process today. Simply fill out our quick and easy contact form, give us a call or drop us an email.

      Call: 01296 744 673