What is an On-Call FireFighter?
On-Call Firefighters provide emergency cover to over 90 percent of the UK.
There are over 14,000 On-Call Firefighters in England and they are responsible for operating 60 percent of all fire engines and just like full-time Firefighters, are trained to deal with everything from extinguishing burning buildings to providing first aid.
Most On-Call Firefighters are based in rural areas and will crew one or two appliances at a solely On-Call fire station. However, some are based in urban areas on stations alongside Wholetime crews. Some On-Call Firefighters also crew special appliances such as hydraulic platforms and water carriers. On-Call fire crews will be called upon to attend the full range of incidents including fires, floods, road traffic collisions, chemical spills and more, and work alongside their Wholetime colleagues at many incidents.