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On-Call Firefighter Vacancies

HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters at the following stations :

Find out more and apply

The On-call element of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is fundamental to our emergency cover across Devon and Somerset.

Retained On-call Firefighters come from a variety of backgrounds they could be self-employed, full time parents, trades people, administrators or shopkeepers with a common interest to support and keep their community safe.

You will be providing a part time service, responding to fire and emergency calls in the same way as Wholetime Firefighters.

Incidents can range from attending fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills, and talking to your community about fire prevention.

Firefighters may be called out a couple of times a week for may be one or two hours during the day, evenings or weekend.

You decide the hours when you are available - all we ask is for you to be flexible. The minimum hour’s contract is 63 hours per week (part cover) and 84 hours per week (full cover).

Many employers are not aware of the benefits and transferable skills the Service can offer in your workplace for more information, click on Working for Us’ at the top of this page and then A career with DSFRS’.

There are no qualifications but you must be :

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Able to respond from home / work within 5 minutes
  • Physically and medically fit with good eyesight and hearing (please see attached for eyesight standards)
  • Prepared for the commitment and discipline of being a Firefighter
  • Preferably hold a full UK driving licence
  • Remuneration

    Full Cover 84 hour contract

    Trainee rates - £2291 pa

    Development rates - £2386 pa

    Competent rates - £3053 pa

    Part Cover 63 hour contract

    Trainee rates - £1718.25 pa

    Development rates - £1789.50 pa

    Competent rates - £2289.75 pa

    Plus an hourly rate for training and for each call attended.

  • These Stations are paid a different remuneration package to the above. For further detail please contact Joan Mashiter on .
  • Selection Criteria

    Successful applicants will undergo our Selection Process and will be required to pass the following :

  • Medical
  • Please see documents at the bottom of the advert for further info.

    You will then be assigned to a Residential Training Course - see attachment below for course information.

    OpenMarch 11, 2019

    CloseJune 19, 2019

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