The role of a firefighter has changed a lot in recent years, with even more emphasis on fire prevention and community education.
While our firefighters are still called upon to put out fires when they occur, they also respond to flooding and water rescue incidents, road traffic collisions, animal rescues and alarm calls – amongst many other things.
They also help to gather risk information across the community, provide fire safety advice and help to educate people about risks and prevention.
#BeOneOfUs – Wholetime recruitment will open on-line on 6 November 2017 – bookmark this page so you don’t miss out!
Ahead of opening up wholetime recruitment, we are running six “have a go sessions” during October so that under-represented groups in our community – in particular women and BME – can see what it is like to be a firefighter.
Each session will be open between 10am and 1pm, and they will run as follows:
- Saturday 14 October – Weymouth Fire Station
- Sunday 15 October – Swindon Fire Station
- Saturday 21 October – Springbourne Fire Station
- Sunday 22 October – Salisbury Fire Station
- Saturday 28 October – Poole Fire Station
- Sunday 29 October – Trowbridge Fire Station
Come along for a chat, take part and find out more about the skills required to be a firefighter – #BeOneOfUs for a few hours! Please bring along PT kit if you want to try some of the physical tests.
If you think you want to apply, click here to download a 12 week fitness programme which will help you to meet the required levels of fitness.
To find out more about the process, go through to Who can be a firefighter?