Feeling Inspired? 

Our recruitment process for On-Call Firefighters is now CLOSED. Please keep an eye out on our social media channels for further updates.

If you require further information on joining our family as an On-Call Firefighter within your local community, please fill in this expression of interest form.

Please note this is not the application form. When the recruitment portal is live, you will need to apply via the recruitment website link, further down this page.

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.

Hold the date….more details coming soon….!

Thursday 20 April, 2023 – 7pm

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.

More details coming soon….!

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 Scotland Basic Check.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.

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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