Feeling Inspired? 

Our recruitment process for On-Call firefighters is now closed.

On-Call Firefighter Have A Go Events

We do not have any upcoming On-Call Have A Go events. Future dates will be listed below in our next On-Call recruitment campaign, once announced. These events give you an insight into life as an On-Call firefighter, the opportunity to speak to current On-Call firefighters and find out more, and the chance to have a go at the seven job-related tests involved in the application process. Anyone is welcome to come to these Have A Go events, regardless of where you live.

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 these stations, 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.
  • Possess a full, valid UK, EEA or EU driving licence.
  • Be prepared to undertake a Disclosure Scotland Basic Check.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Possess a Level Two qualification in English Language and Maths such as grades A-C GCSE or GCE O Level, Grade One CSE or OCR Level Two or, alternatively, you must have successfully completed our literacy and numeracy test.

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


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: 

Test of Manual Dexterity

Equipment Carrying Exercise

Ladder Climbing Exercise

Ladder Extension Exercise

Stimulated Ladder Lift Exercise

Casualty Evacuation Exercise

Enclosed Space Simulation

Our On-Call Fire and Rescue Stations

What Next?

Our recruitment website is now CLOSED for On-Call firefighter applications. Keep an eye on this webpage and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for notification of any On-Call Have A Go days taking place.

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

Disclaimer: all personal information sent to us via oncall.info@leics-fire.gov.uk is sent over the internet in plain text and is done so entirely at your own risk.  There is a possibility of emails being intercepted and read by a third party. If you are uncomfortable with this, please contact us securely via our encrypted online form.

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