On-call firefighters are a vital part of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, working in small towns or villages from home or their place of work.
You could be called out on average 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of hours. It's not a problem if you aren't available all of the time.
When can you apply?
The next recruitment window opens on 13 August 2018. Check out the key dates.
You can still register your interest in becoming an on-call firefighter.
- Download on-call recruitment pack (PDF, 962KB)
You'll need to:
- be 18 or older, and live or work within 5 to 8 minutes (or possibly up to 10 minutes) of a fire station.
- have enthusiasm, willingness to work in a team environment and a desire to support your local community.
- have consent from your employer to be available when you're working.
- £5,000 per year (approximately) for attending calls, any training undertaken and for maintenance work carried out on the fire engine and at the station.
- Retaining fee for the hours that you agree to provide cover for, and training to handle emergencies and help your community understand the importance of fire safety.