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Wholetime firefighter recruitment

The Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service wholetime firefighter recruitment programme is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. If you'd like us to contact you when future vacancies and opportunities arise you can still complete the application process and we'll be in touch.

What's it all about?

Right now, more than ever, we need more wholetime firefighters and if you meet the eligibility criteria, we've got vacancies across Northamptonshire and an outstanding training package for people who can apply right now.

The Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, the home of firefighter development, has put together a world-class training package called the Firefighter Foundation Development Programme, designed to get you ready for immediate active service on the fire appliance and in the community from day one. Working in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, this takes 8-weeks of intensive training for wholetime recruits.

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Wholetime firefighters

As a wholetime firefighter you will be employed full time by your Service, working on a shift pattern which calls for working days, nights, evenings, weekends and public holidays.

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What's in it for you?

Skills for life

The course will give you new friends, new confidence and new skills that will benefit you and those around you.

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Do more, get more

Play a vital role in your community, visiting and teaching a range of groups about fire safety.

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Career path

There is a well-structured firefighter career path. All Services run the Integrated Personal Development System (IPDS) allowing you to plan and track career development.

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A day in the life of a firefighter

We've been out and about talking to people who have some involvement with the fire service, from Chief Fire Officers to serving firefighters, from employers to members of your communities and below you can see what they have to say about firefighters and what being part of this amazing service means to them.

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service
Darren Dovey, Chief Fire Officer at Northamptonshire FRS talks about the innovative approach that the county's fire service takes to all aspects of the service including it's latest equipment, collaborations and recruitment drive.

Doing it for all the right reasons
Female crew from across the county talk about what motivated them to join the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and why they love turning up for work.

More than just community
Members of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue talk about fire prevention and awareness across their communities.

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Why we need you

Why you need a smoke alarm

In 2013-14 dwellings with no smoke alarm accounted for 38% of deaths in home fires in Great Britain, and nearly one fifth of deaths occurred where no smoke alarm worked.

Time to stop smoking

In 2013-14 more than a third of fire deaths in non-domestic buildings were caused by smokers’ materials or cigarette lighters.

Too many cooks

The main cause of accidental fires in dwellings remains the misuse of equipment or appliances, with 13,300 cases recorded in 2013-14.

Burning up the highway

In 2013-14, Fire and Rescue Services in Great Britain responded to 23,100 road vehicle fires.

Assessment Day Training

To help applicants prepare for the Assessment Day we have outlined a series of exercises, including video links, you may want to try.

Training Plan

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The Application Process

The Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service wholetime firefighter recruitment programme is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. If you'd like us to contact you when future vacancies and opportunities arise you can still complete the application process and we'll be in touch.

Application Form

To start the application process simply enter the relevant postcodes in the boxes below and click 'Show job opportunities near me'.