National Fire Chiefs Council

United Kingdom

About National Fire Chiefs Council

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On-call firefighters get world-class training in health and safety and medical response as well as developing situational awareness, leadership skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations.

An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of fire and rescue service jobs, these range from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities and acting as an ambassador for the fire service. When they get the call, they become professional firefighters. Full training is provided on an ongoing basis, therefore previous experience is not required.

An on-call firefighter could be called out two or three times a week, for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments. 

Being an on-call firefighter means people become part of a close-knit team, gain a range of new skills, earn additional  money which fits around existing jobs and commitments, while making a difference within the local community.

One of the case studies on the website is father of four Shahbaz, 47, who says his understanding of Asian culture and languages has proved invaluable when working in the community. He enjoys the sharing and learning of new skills and the sense of friendship and belonging that’s hard to find in other jobs.

While 23-year-old Shannon, who also works as a care assistant, says she loves the excitement and adrenaline the job brings and the family feel of fire service life. One minute Shannon can be out working in the community, and the next on a fire engine on her way to an incident.

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23-year-old Shannon, who also works as a care assistant, says she loves the excitement and adrenaline the job brings and the family feel of fire service life. One minute Shannon can be out working in the community, and the next on a fire engine on her way to an incident.

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