CFRS are looking for more on-call firefighters to serve Cumbria

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) are encouraging people to step forward and explore the role of an on-call firefighter with them.  

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Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a range of activities in your local area, from responding to emergency calls, to providing prevention advice to communities to help keep them safe. In return, Cumbria FRS can offer flexible work to fit around study, work, and family commitments, first class training and development opportunities and a chance to make a difference in your local community. 

These are paid, part-time, flexible roles suitable for everyone who lives or works near a fire station. 

On-call firefighters commit to a certain number of hours each week when they are available to respond to emergency incidents. This means they can combine working for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service with another career or their personal commitments. 

Two thirds of Cumbria’s fire stations are crewed by on-call firefighters. The Service welcomes applicants form different walks of life, whatever your background and personal circumstances, if you are passionate about your local community and keeping the people of Cumbria safe, then Cumbria FRS encourage you to apply to become an on-call firefighter. It will be the start of a rewarding career. 

Working in the fire service means you become part of a close-knit team, earn extra money, and receive full and ongoing training so you develop a broad range of transferable work and life skills. Being a firefighter is a fantastic job and our on-call crews play such a crucial role in protecting their communities within Cumbria.  

If you have a desire to serve your local community, enjoy learning new skills, enjoy working as part of a team and you are looking for a rewarding career, then we’d very much like to hear from you. 

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are keen to ensure that their workforce reflects the local communities they work in and welcome enquiries from all, no previous experience is necessary, but applicants must: 

  • Be aged over 18. 
  • Have a strong desire to support the local community.  
  • Be enthusiastic about working as part of a team. 
  • Have a reasonable level of personal fitness.  
  • Live or/and work near your local fire station. 

Submit your application to apply for a position as an on-call firefighter in Cumbria.