It is important that you consider whether you have the necessary behavioural competencies to be an on-call firefighter. Kent Fire and Rescue Service has identified the behaviours that are required to be an on-call firefighter. Please read level A and consider level B when preparing for your interview:
Improve service delivery through ongoing improvement and change.
Communicating and influencing
Ability to communicate verbally/in writing to engage and influence others in the achievement of organisational aims and objectives.
Taking responsibility for myself and for others
Motivated and able to take responsibility for achieving individual/organisational objectives, and personal development.
Working with others
The ability to work with colleagues and external people to achieve common goals.
Political and organisational awareness
Able to understand and work within organisational requirements; recognises and sensitive to the political agenda and protocols.
Problem-solving and decision-making
The ability to gather information to evaluate risks, opportunities and potential solutions to make effective decisions.
Ability to provide direction and guidance to inspire others to achieve excellence.
Planning and organising
The ability to plan and organise work to deliver organisational tasks, projects and strategies.