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The role of a firefighter is ever-changing. Although responding to emergencies is what we're traditionally known for, the reality is that the majority of our time is spent carrying out other tasks that focus on prevention, education, training and development and working within the heart of our community. Our firefighters play a key role in supporting the health sector and carry out a range of health related activity to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
If you are a caring, empathetic, dedicated individual with a high level of emotional intelligence and are committed to serving the community within the West Midlands, then this could be the perfect job for you!
Once you have completed the selection process, you will embark on an initial training programme where you will be employed as a trainee firefighter on a starting salary of £22,000 rising to £29,000 when signed off as competent (this can take up to 3 years).
We also have our Frequently Asked Questions to help answer any other questions you might have.
You will embark on a programme of continuous learning, training and personal development. You will meet new people, make new friends, gain confidence and learn new skills.
Play a vital role within the community by visiting, teaching and influencing a range of diverse groups and individuals.
A career as a West Midlands firefighter offers extensive career progression opportunities and job satisfaction in what will be a highly rewarding career.
Station Commander Samantha Samuels
Firefighter Peter Bhatti
Station Commander Dave Bromley
Our prevention work focuses on our most vulnerable residents. By encouraging safe and healthy lifestyles, we can dramatically reduce the risks that people face.
We're passionate about helping West Midlands businesses to stay in business and helping the economy to thrive.
Our firefighters aim to get to life or death emergencies in 5 minutes or less. When they arrive, they call on their training and professionalism to deliver an assertive, safe and effective response.
We play a key role in supporting the health sector, with a natural instinct to care and help our firefighters demonstrate true value across the whole health and social care system.
Having successfully completed your online application you will be allocated a date and invitation to an assessment day where we will measure your behaviours, attitude and how you interact with a diverse group of individuals.. To find out more about whats required and to see how our latest applicants got on check out the video.
To help you understand the West Midlands Fire Service recruitment process in more detail we have outlined the different stages for you here.