Wholetime firefighter recruitment has now closed.
If you are interested in the role of firefighter please take time to read the information on our website which explains the role and what's involved in the recruitment process. Further opportunities will be published when they are available.
About the role
All kinds of people can be firefighters. It’s a great career serving your community and making a real difference. So whatever you might think you know about the role of a firefighter - it’s maybe time to think again.
Every day is different. You could be giving someone emergency medical aid, teaching children and families about fire safety, helping vulnerable people stay safe in their home, or rescuing someone from a road crash or flooding... and, of course, fighting fires. Firefighters often work closely with other emergency services including police, ambulance and the coastguard.
There is also a lot of training, both theoretical and practical, to maintain operational competence, and time spent on the maintenance of vital equipment.
The professional firefighter's job is both challenging and demanding, however, it is also extremely rewarding. It requires fitness, professionalism, respect, integrity and dedication. All of which means that to be an effective firefighter, a high degree of personal commitment is essential.
While it is important to have a high standard of physical fitness, firefighters also need sensitivity to provide reassurance to members of the public in difficult and challenging situations.
As with all emergency services, we provide our service every minute of every day, on each day of the year - the need to prevent fires or attend incidents never stops.