Quick guide to being an on-call firefighter
We are currently recruiting for Rainham Fire
Station. However, we will have further vacancies over the coming
months for on-call firefighters at other stations around the county
in 2014, so please keep an eye on our website for details. This is
a great job where you will provide vital service to your local
community, learn skills and gain qualifications. We are looking for
all kinds of people.
Anyone who meets our criteria can apply, and we welcome
applications from all kinds of people. You could be someone looking
for a complete change to their day job who wants an extra
challenge, a mum or dad looking for work to suit childcare or
someone working locally who needs extra shifts.
We pay on-call firefighters to be available for a set,
contracted period (between a minimum of 40 and maximum of 60
hours each week). The hours we offer will be based on what the
local station needs to deal with risk in your area.
During these hours you can go about your normal life at home,
with your family etc, but if you get a call to say we need you, you
must be able to drop what you are doing and be operationally ready
within five minutes at the station.
Generally on-call firefighters have other jobs or family
commitments, so this is not their ‘main’ employment. We will need
to know what other jobs you do, you will need to tell your main
(primary) employer, you need to consider rest periods and depending
on your main job (eg drivers) there may be other issues to
Is it the job for me?
- Are you 18 years old at the time of applying for the role?
- Are you physically fit?
- Can you commit to the on-call hours we need from you?
- Can you be operationally ready within five minutes of a station
either from home or work location?
- Are you committed to continuous training, sometimes outside of
set hours, to become a competent on-call firefighter?
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How to apply
We are currently recruiting for On Call Firefighters for Rainham
Fire Station. We are inviting applications from people who can
provide cover in the daytime on weekdays and all times at
If you would like to find out more - KFRS are holding a display
at Rainham Shopping Centre on 17 March 2014 between 2pm - 4pm. This
will be followed by information sessions being held
at Rainham Station on 25 March 2014 11.00am - 12.30pm and
26 March 2014 2pm - 3.30pm
For more information, contact Dean Firmin on 07779 772141 or
We will be recruiting for other stations in the coming months so
please keep an eye on the website for further information.
If you require further information in regards to becoming an
on-call firefighter please contact the Human Resources team on
Before applying please ensure you read all the information
(click on the image above) about what we expect from applicants
before you complete the application form.
Candidates who have been unsuccessful at any stage of
the process will be unable to apply for any other on-call vacancies
for a period of six months from date of written confirmation by
There are more vacancies coming over next few months so keep an
eye on these pages, as well as our Facebook page and