- 1500 Million pounds
The annual cost of fires in the UK
76 Percent of homes
The percentage of homes fitted with smoke alarms in the UK
Of all firefighters in the UK are on-call
What’s it all about?
Right now, more than ever, we need more wholetime and on-call firefighters to help crew fire stations around the UK and if you meet the eligibility criteria, we’ve got vacancies across the country and an outstanding training package for people who can apply right now.
The Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, the home of firefighter development, has put together a world-class training package called the Firefighter Foundation Development Programme for both wholetime and on-call positions, designed to get you ready for immediate active service on the fire appliance and in the community from day one. Working in collaboration with the fire services across the UK, this takes up to 12 weeks of intensive training for wholetime recruits. For on-call recruits between 30 and 40 days spread over a number of weekends.
This website is your gateway to this opportunity!
Click here to see the course details
A day in the life of a firefighter
We’ve been out and about talking to people who have some involvement with the fire service, from Chief Fire Officers to serving firefighters, from employers to members of your communities and below you can see what they have to say about firefighters and what being part of this amazing service means to them.
Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service
Simon Furlong, Chief Fire Officer, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service says “Give it a go!”.