Press release

Registration now open for Wholetime Firefighters

Registration is now open for anyone interested in becoming a Firefighter with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.


The service’s annual Wholetime recruitment window has opened today (Tuesday) and would-be Firefighters must register their interest with the service before midday on Friday, January 19.

Those who have registered will then enter the assessment and selection process throughout 2024, with the successful candidates being trained and then deployed into frontline services by the end of the year.

Rick Ogden, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, said: “This is an exciting time for our service as we enter our annual recruitment process to find the next generation of Firefighters who will serve our communities across the county.

“Being a Firefighter is a rewarding, challenging and worthwhile career, and I would encourage anyone with an interest in joining us to register your interest and work with our Resourcing and Training teams to begin the journey with us.”

During the registration window, a series of ‘Have a Go’ sessions will be held to give people the chance to find out more about life as a Firefighter with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. Dates and locations will be announced soon.

Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Mike Johnson said: “Firefighters are brave and selfless individuals who dedicate themselves to serving others, at the risk of their own well-being.

“Becoming a Firefighter is a hugely promising and rewarding career, especially for people that want to save lives and protect their communities.

“If you think you could be one of Cumbria’s future Firefighters, enjoy working with others and thrive as part of a team, I encourage you to find out more about this immensely satisfying role.”

Registration is open at The webpage also contains a wealth of information about the process.