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On-call firefighters

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is seeking on-call firefighters. On-call firefighters are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service, providing an efficient, effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90 per cent of the UK.

On-call firefighters carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents using the local station to respond. They receive an annual wage to reflect the time they commit to being available, plus additional payments for certain activities. They are expected to undertake and attend training.

On-call firefighters are all sorts of people who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend availability "on-call" cover. The basic requirements are:

  • At least 18 years old

  • Good level of all-round fitness

  • Work or live within five minutes travelling time of an on-call fire station

  • Be available at the times when the local station needs cover

On-call firefighters are currently being recruited for the following Fire Stations:

VR239     On-call firefighters at Eastchurch

VR240     On-call firefighters at New Romney

VR241     On-call firefighters at Hoo

VR242     On Call Firefighters at Cranbrook

VR243     On-call firefighters at Paddock Wood

VR245     On-Call firefighters at Ashford

VR247     On-call firefighters at Hythe

VR248     On-call firefighters at Marden 

VR270     On-call firefighters at Aylesham

VR271     On Call Firefighter Dymchurch

VR285     On-call firefighters at Ash-Cum Ridley

VR286     On-call firefighters at Borough Green

VR287     On-call firefighters at Rainham

VR288     On-call firefighters at Tenterden

VR289     On-call firefighters at Charing

VR291     On-call firefighters at Westerham

VR294     On-call firefighters at Headcorn

VR342     On-call firefighters at Wye

VR360     On-call firefighters at Grain

VR369     On-call firefighters at Sandwich

VR380     On-call firefighters at Teynham

VR381     On Call Firefighter Tunbridge Wells

VR410     On-call firefighters at Eastry

VR318     On-call Firefighters at Hawkhurst

VR411     On-call Firefighters at Lenham

VR575     On-call Firefighters at Folkestone

VR293     On-Call Firefighters at Deal

VR372     On-Call Firefighters at Whitfield


If you meet the basic requirements for an on-call firefighter, please click the relevant station above to apply.  We are only accepting applications for the above listed stations at this time and the vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received.

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