Feeling Inspired? 

Our recruitment process for On-Call Firefighters is now OPEN!

Closing date for applications: 12pm Tuesday 30 January 2024

On-Call Firefighter Workshops

These virtual workshops are held by a serving member of LFRS. Topics covered will be an overview of what an On-Call Firefighter does, the recruitment process, how to prepare for the recruitment process and what is expected of an On-Call Firefighter. There will be chance to ask questions within the session.

The workshops take approximately an hour.

Currently there are no On-Call Firefighter Q and A sessions planned. Check back soon!

On-Call Firefighter Have A Go Events 

Have A Go events give you an insight into life as an On-Call firefighter, the opportunity to speak to current On-Call firefighters to find out more, and the chance to have a go at the seven job-related tests involved in the application process. Everyone is welcome to attend Have A Go events, regardless of where you live.

Click on the below links to book on to a session:

Meet the Family

Meet some of our employees and find out what it means to them to be an On-Call firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Sarah Farnsworth

What You Need To Know 

To be eligible to apply for one of our On-Call firefighter roles you must meet the essential requirements below:

  • You must live or work within four minutes of the stations listed below, with the exception of Billesdon and Market Bosworth Fire and Rescue Stations, which are six minutes.
  • Be aged 18 years or older by the commencement of the On-Call firefighter training course.
  • Be prepared to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Basic Check.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.

Online Assessment

These are short tests measuring your Verbal, Numerical and Mechanical Reasoning.

Practice tests are available for the Fire and Rescue Service Ability Tests.  If you would like to experience shortened versions of the real assessments, please follow the links below.




Note: The online assessments should be completed by yourself alone and unassisted on a computer, laptop or tablet. They are not compatible with a smartphone. You should ensure that you have a stable internet connection when accessing and completing all the online stages. Checks may be undertaken at a later stage in the selection process to verify that you have completed these tests without assistance.

Further information can also be found on by visiting the following website, funded by the National Fire Chiefs Council:

The Seven Job Related Tests 

The role of a modern day firefighter is varied and can be physically demanding. Working, sometimes in extreme environmental conditions, for long periods of time, while using heavy equipment, means that a good level of aerobic fitness and good all round strength is required. As a result of this, there are a number of Job Related Tests in the recruitment process that all applicants will be required to complete successfully. All seven Job Related Tests and how you will be required to do them can be seen below: 

Equipment Assembly Test

Equipment Carry Test

Ladder Climb Test

Ladder Extension Test

Ladder Lift Test

Casualty Evacuation Test

Enclosed Space Test

Our On-Call Fire and Rescue Stations

What Next?

Please keep an eye on this webpage and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more information.

If, for any reason, you still require more information, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, email us on oncall.info@leics-fire.gov.uk* or feel free to contact us


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