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On-call Firefighters

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/12/2021 23:59
Starting Annual Retainer £2383 plus £10.88 per hour
Job Category:
Fire and Rescue (On Call)
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Within Durham and Darlington Service Area
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
31 Dec

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If so have you ever considered serving your community and becoming an on-call firefighter.

Who can be an on-call firefighter?
On-call firefighters can be anything – from factory workers, cooks and farmers, to carers, stay at home parents or students. They’re doing everyday jobs until the call comes and then quite literally they put on their other hat and become professional firefighters. That’s not some kind of back-up team, it’s the front line saving lives.

Our stations with on-call crews are in Consett, High Handenhold, Durham, Crook, Spennymoor, Seaham, Wheatley Hill, Bishop Auckland, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Newton Aycliffe.
To apply to be an on-call firefighter you must

• Work or live within 5 minutes of an on-call fire.
• Be flexible in your work or home-based activities.
• Must be over 18 years old.
• Eligible to work in the UK.

Don’t believe everything you hear about the fire and rescue service – firefighters come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no denying it can be a tough job. You have to have a good all-round level of fitness. You also need to be able to reflect the Service’s values at all times and, just as important, you need qualities such as common sense, commitment and enthusiasm.

You will be required to attend an evening training session each week (drill night) for at least two hours at your local fire station for training and maintenance of essential equipment. In terms of being on call, we need people around the clock but particularly during daytime hours on weekdays. You could be called out only two or three times a week for a couple of hours (depending upon which station you are based at). Because we sometimes have more firefighters available than are needed for each call, you won’t have to attend every call.

Information on our on-call recruitment process and to register your interest please go to www.ddfire.gov.uk/careers

Should you require any further information please contact On-call Support at oncallsupport@ddfire.gov.uk

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