Apply to be an on-call firefighter

Check when you can apply to become a on-call firefighter and find out about each step of the recruitment process.

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. 

Vij on call firefighterWhen can you apply?

The next recruitment window opens on 20 January to 13 March 2020.

You'll need to:

  • be over 18.
  • live or work within 5 to 8 minutes (possibly up to 10 minutes) of a fire station.
  • have enthusiasm, willingness to work in a team and a desire to support your community.
  • have consent from your employer to be available when you're working.

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On-call firefighter vacancies

Check which fire stations in Suffolk are recruiting for on-call firefighters and the dates for aptitude testing, interviews and training.

Check if you're eligible to be an on-call firefighter

The criteria you need to meet before you apply like age, physical and personal attributes and how close you're based to a fire station.

On-call firefighter application process

Read about the stages in the application process that you need complete including tests, interview, medical and training.

Register your interest in becoming a on-call firefighter

Register with us about becoming a on-call firefighter and learn about the application process.

You employ someone who's also a on-call firefighter

Guidance for employers who employ someone who's also a on-call firefighter.