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Response criteria

Applicants must provide a substantive home or work location address to respond from. The employer address must be that of your permanent employer, someone to whom you are contracted to work for. You must provide written evidence from this employer that they have agreed to you being able to respond from their address and that they are in agreement that you undertake the duties we require.

You must be operationally ready at the station within five minutes of being called out. For example, 3 to 3.5 minutes travelling to station, 2 minutes to get changed and away.

If your home or work address changes while you are applying to become an on-call firefighter you must inform us immediately. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will assess on an individual basis whether or not the applicant meets the response requirement. The decision made by KFRS is final and will result in the application not being taken forward to the next stage of selection. There is no right of appeal in regards to the decision made by KFRS.

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