Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) is proud to announce they have opened recruitment for Wholetime Firefighters at a number of stations across the county.

Whether you’re passionate about making your local community safer, or you’ve always had aspirations of becoming a firefighter, then this could be the job for you!

Callum Faint, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, said: “This is an exciting and rewarding career with the opportunity to make a real difference to your local community.

“Here at LFRS, we pride ourselves on delivering our service purpose statement of ‘safer people, safer places’, and this role is at the heart of that message.

“As a Wholetime Firefighter, you will respond to incidents, but you will also take part in prevention and protection work in order to help reduce the range of incidents happening in the first place.”

The recruitment website for applications for Wholetime Firefighter vacancies opened at 00:01 on Wednesday 25 November, and closes on Sunday 6 December at 23:59.

Callum added: “During these challenging times of COVID, it’s now more important than ever that we’re here to support our community in any way possible and we’re excited to welcome new firefighters to our team to help in this mission.”

For more information on our recruitment campaign and to apply for a firefighter position, visit leics-fire.gov.uk/wholetime and follow the steps taking you through to the recruitment portal.

There are also a number of downloadable documents on the website, with more in depth information to help assist you throughout the recruitment process.




Notes to Editors:
Interviews can be arranged through prior arrangement with Corporate Communications on the details below.

About the Service

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.

During 2018/19, the Service attended 762 road traffic collisions, of which 125 were extrications from vehicles, in addition to ­2,569 fires. We carried out 6,746 home safety checks and fitted 4,790 smoke alarms. 279 schools were visited as part of the Service’s schools programme, delivering fire and road safety education to pupils. Staff organised or took part in 1,068 community safety events, promoting fire and road safety and arson prevention, and 134 Virtual Fatal Four (VF4) events as part of the Service’s young drivers’ road safety project. 

The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents. In the last ten years, fire-related incidents have reduced by over 30 percent. 


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