Looking for a new and exciting challenge to start the year? Then Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) has just the opportunity for you. It has eagerly announced that it’ll shortly be opening recruitment for On-Call Firefighters at a number of stations across the county.

Callum Faint, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, said: “Whether you’re looking for a way to give back to your community or you want to take on a challenge outside of your day-to-day job, then this could be the role for you!  

“On-Call Firefighters play a very important role in operational response, working alongside Wholetime Firefighters to respond to emergency calls and achieve our purpose of ‘safer people, safer places’.”

On-Call Firefighters do not work full-time, but are paid to spend some periods of their time available on-call to respond to emergency incidents. Many have full-time jobs, others maybe self-employed or stay at home parents.

The recruitment website for applications will open shortly and will be announced on our website and social media channels so keep your eyes peeled!

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 On-Call Firefighters to our team to help in this mission.”

We will be hosting a series of Eventbrite sessions where potential candidates can ask questions, get a feel for what the role entails and learn more about the recruitment process.

To register your interest for the Eventbrite sessions taking place on 20 January, 27 January and 3 February, please click on the hyperlinks, or to find out more about being an On-Call Firefighter, go to leics-fire.gov.uk/on-call.



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. 



Corporate Communications

Direct: 0116 210 5768


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