Fire Fighter

Permanent West Midlands Fire Service Email Job
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Job Description

  • Have you got what it takes?


    Throughout the UK we’re protected every day by good people like the crew you see here. Do you have what it takes to help your community as a wholetime or on-call (part-time) firefighter? What are you waiting for, read on and find out what it takes!


    As well as your fitness and dedication you’ll need the right training to become a firefighter and this unique programme is designed to give you the skills you need to get into the action and work as part of the team. Find out more below and then see if there’s a fire station near you that needs your help.

  • Be driven


    Whatever you do now, something in the Fire and Rescue Service is going to challenge you. And why not! We’ve got endless opportunities for everyone to improve their lives and those of their friends and communities.

  • A little help from your friends


    It’s all about teamwork. Our new Firefighter Foundation Development Programme, created by the Fire Service College is designed to give you core skills to work as part of the team and to get the most out of your own capabilities. Take the first steps and apply now.

  • 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

80 Percent

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

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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.

Real life experience
On-call firefighters talk about their experiences.

Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service
Simon Furlong, Chief Fire Officer, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service says “Give it a go!”.

Come for the challenge, stay for the people
As a firefighter you’ll get the very best training with the latest equipment, overcome new challenges and make friends for life along the way.

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