On-call firefighter vacancies and dates

When you can apply for on-call firefighters vacancies in Suffolk and dates for aptitude testing, interviews and training.

Download on-call recruitment welcome pack (PDF, 962KB)

Key dates

Application window




Contract start

Training course

30 April to
6 July 2018

7 August and
17 September 2018

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

12 December 2018

28 January to
8 February 2019

Before you apply

Recruiting fire stations in Suffolk

We'll publish the list of fire stations with vacancies when the recruitment window opens.

Current vacancies

Search for on-call firefighter jobs

All vacancies are published on Suffolk Jobs Direct. We're an equal opportunities employer and welcome everyone who meets the physical and medical requirements for entry.

Contact our On-Call Firefighter Liaison Officer, Ken Ashby, on 01473 260588 if you wish to discuss becoming an on-call firefighter or register for an application pack.

Tools to help you with the recruitment process

Help with the testing stage

The National Firefighter Ability (NFA) Tests are part of the written test stage of the recruitment process.

The NFA Tests are made up of a:

  • working with numbers test
  • understanding information test

We've created a NFA Tests Preparation and Practice booklet (PDF, 456KB) to help you prepare for these tests. You may also find it useful to read our test guidance notes (PDF, 115KB) for details of what each test entails.

Help with physical fitness

The work of a firefighter is physically demanding and therefore physical training is important as part of ongoing development. In order to maintain physical fitness, exercise must be undertaken on a regular basis.

Download a Firefighter Fitness Programme (PDF, 1MB) to provide guidance on developing and maintaining:

  • cardiorespiratory fitness
  • muscular fitness
  • flexibility
  • general health benefits