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Wholetime firefighters

From fires, to floods, to road traffic accidents and chemicals spills, as a firefighter you will attend the full range of incidents. A major part of your role will be contributing to the communication of fire prevention and protection advice within your local community. This could include visiting local schools and organisations, attending community events, and make home visits to give advice.

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.

Right now, more than ever, we need more wholetime firefighters to help crew fire stations around the UK and if you meet the eligibility criteria, we’ve got an outstanding training package for people who can apply right now.

This website is your gateway to this opportunity!

Click here to see course details and how it will give you a set of new skills and help you support your community.

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What's in it for you?

Challenge yourself

As a firefighter you’ll face different challenges and work with different people


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

Do more, get more

If you have a passion to serve your community, excellent communication skills and the desire to make a difference, you’ll fit right in!

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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.

Real life experience
On-call firefighters talk about their experiences

Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service
Simon Furlong, Chief Fire Officer, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service says “Give it a go!”

Come for the challenge, stay for the people
As a firefighter you'll get the very best training with the latest equipment, overcome new challenges and make friends for life along the way.

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Application Form

To start the application process simply enter your postcode in the box below and click 'Show job opportunities near me'.