Becoming a firefighter with Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Did you know that there is more than one type of firefighter? 

Wholetime firefighters

who work on a flexible rostering duty system working days, nights, evenings, weekends and public holidays

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Day-crewed firefighters

who work 24-hour shifts, 9am to 7pm on station, and 7pm to 9am ‘on call’ by pager from home

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On-call firefighters

who carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents via the local fire station. On-call firefighters may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend availability ‘on-call’ cover and can be available for at least 50 hours a week, a minimum of 30 hours which must be predetermined

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