Press release

On-Call recruitment campaign launched

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is on the look-out for new On-Call Firefighters to serve their communities.

On-Call Firefighters

The service has launched a rolling programme to recruit new Firefighters to vacancies within its 36 On-Call stations across the county.

An On-Call Firefighter provides cover for one or more stations in their local community; they have a primary job and respond as and when there is an incident. Each station is different, and have varying degrees of busyness throughout a year, and an annual retainer is paid based on a On-Call Firefighter’s hours of availability, in addition to an hourly rate when they attend incidents, training and community activity.

On-Call Firefighters receive the same training as their Wholetime colleagues, and there are opportunities to receive additional training to enhance their skills and knowledge, and potentially progress within the service.

Rick Ogden, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, said: “Being an On-Call Firefighter is an incredibly fulfilling and challenging role, and we have On-Call stations across Cumbria, from very rural areas to highly populated towns.

“Our On-Call teams offer a highly professional service in responding to incidents and engaging with their communities to reduce the risk.”

Mike Johnson, Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in joining Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

“On-Call Firefighters are an integral part of CFRS, and the role is an incredibly rewarding one for those interested in keeping their communities safe.
“I would encourage anyone interested in joining to fill in an application to help keep Cumbria safe.”

On-Call recruitment is ongoing all-year-round, however the deadline to apply before the next training course in June is Sunday, March 3.

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