Vacancies and Volunteering

Welcome to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service recruitment pages

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is a welcoming and inclusive employer and provides career opportunities in a variety of roles such as front-line firefighters, mechanics, community safety practitioners, hydrant inspectors and in clerical and administration roles.  

Whatever your background, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, you’ll be treated with respect in our organisation.

Please note that we are not recruiting wholetime firefighters at this time.

When vacancies arise, these are advertised on the Suffolk County Council's jobs website.  You can subscribe to receive regular updates on all job opportunities within Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Become a Community Fire Safety Volunteer in Suffolk

We are looking for enthusiastic and caring people who want to make a difference in their community and improve their lives through sharing fire safety advice.
 
Safer Home Visits will be the main focus for your involvement.  After training, you will visit the elderly and vulnerable in their homes (always in pairs) and undertake a Safer Home Visit for them, fitting smoke alarms if required and even door security products too if you have DIY skills!

You will also have the opportunity to get involved in other ways if you would like, such as:

  • attending community events and fairs
  • giving talks to community groups about fire safety

We are looking to get an even coverage of volunteers to cover Suffolk, so we will bear in mind the location of current volunteers when we undertake recruitment.

What we need from you:

  • to be 18 or over
  • able to give us 6 hours or more every month
  • enthusiasm!

What we can give you:

  • ongoing training
  • clothing for when you are undertaking duties
  • support to extend your skills
  • expenses to cover any costs you incur whilst on duty
  • possible use of a vehicle to undertake Safer Home Visits
  • a sense of pride by ensuring a safer community

For more information about the scheme and what we expect from you as a volunteer and what you can expect from us, then please download our information pack.

Still interested?

We are holding interviews in the near future, followed by an essential 2 day training course.

Contact us, giving us your name, address, telephone number and email address and we will send you the relevant information to be part of our scheme.

Alternatively, you can download our information pack and application form and send the completed form to us for consideration.

Contact details

By using online transactions you are helping us to save money which we can use to provide other services. You can view a full list of all the transactions on our website here. If you need further assistance with the topics discussed on this page, please use the following numbers to contact us.

Email: Fire.BusinessSupport@suffolk.gov.uk
Telephone: 01473 260588, 0900-1700 (Mon-Thurs), 0900-1600 (Fri)

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