Working for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

How to apply for a wholetime or on-call firefighter role with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighter recruitment dates and taster days

Taster days

We are recruiting for full-time firefighters later this year. See the full details about the taster days (PDF, 239KB).

Day

Fire station

Session 1

Session 2

Wednesday 9 October

Newmarket

3:30pm

7pm

Saturday 19 October

Ipswich East

10am

1:30pm

Wednesday 23 October

Haverhill

3:30pm

7pm

Saturday 26 October

Lowestoft South

3:30pm

7pm

Saturday 2 November

Princes Street, Ipswich

10am

1:30pm

Saturday 9 November

Lowestoft South

10am

1:30pm

Saturday 23 November

Bury St Edmunds

10am

1:30pm

What to expect:

  • 2½ hour informal session
  • Discuss the Service with our team
  • Try on uniforms and equipment
  • Look around fire engines and stations
  • Learn about fitness requirements
  • Have a go at fitness tests (wear comfortable footwear and clothing)
  • Hear about what it is like to work in the fire service and your career opportunities

Booking is required. To book a place, please email fire.businesssupport@suffolk.gov.uk.

All pages in this section

How to become a wholetime firefighter

See what personal attributes are needed for the role of a wholetime firefighter and when can you apply for the role of a wholetime firefighter.

How to become an on-call firefighter

How to check if you can apply to become an on-call firefighter in Suffolk and find out about the each step of the recruitment process.

Equality and Fairness at Work

Striving to eliminate all forms of unfair treatment and discrimination.

Suffolk Women in Fire Together (SWIFT) network

The network is designed to provide a platform for identifying challenges that can affect women and their colleagues.