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21st May, 2022 - 09:48: 09:48 A crew from Gillingham were mobilised to assist with an elderly ...Read more

21st May, 2022 - 10:01: 10:01 A crew from Lyme Regis were mobilised to alarms sounding at a Re...Read more

21st May, 2022 - 08:48: 08:48 Crews from Swindon and Stratton were mobilised to a Fire at a Do...Read more

21st May, 2022 - 09:23: 09:23 A crew from Swanage were mobilised to alarms actuating at a Resi...Read more

21st May, 2022 - 09:28: 09:28 A crew from Redhill Park were mobilised to alarms sounding at a ...Read more

21st May, 2022 - 07:57: 07:57 A crew from Warminster were mobilised to alarms sounding at a Do...Read more

20th May, 2022 - 8.50am: Bincombe - One crew from Weymouth attended the scene of a single vehic...Read more

19th May, 2022 - 11:45: At 11:45 this morning Control received a call from Ambulance requestin...Read more

19th May, 2022 - 10:29: At 10:29 Control received a call advising that a mole plough had gone ...Read more

19th May, 2022 - 09:04: At 09:04 Control received reports of a road traffic collision involvin...Read more

On-call firefighters

On-call firefighters are paid professionals, who do the same work as their wholetime colleagues. Unlike wholetime firefighters, they are not based at the fire station but have other jobs and commitments, responding to emergencies only when their alerter goes off.

On-call firefighters are usually contracted for between 40 and 120 hours of cover per week, but this can vary. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

Around two thirds of the firefighters in Dorset and Wiltshire work on an on-call basis, making them hugely important to both the Service and the communities that they serve. Of our 50 stations, the majority are crewed only by on-call firefighters and on-call staff work alongside their wholetime colleagues at many of our other stations.

Click here to see which stations are currently NOT recruiting.

Firefighting can be dangerous, and we have to ensure that our employees are fit enough in every way for the challenging conditions and environments which they may encounter as part of their operational duties.

We want our recruits to succeed and become competent firefighters. Our recruitment and selection process has to be robust so we can select those people most likely to pass all their training modules and achieve the required level of competence. The application process is therefore designed to determine how someone adapts to the physical, mental and emotional requirements of being a firefighter.

Meet some of our on-call firefighters – Daphnee, Craig, Lisa, Mike, Paul and Matt. Videos are hosted in Facebook so click to expand/get sound.

  

Follow the menu links to find out more about being an on-call firefighter, the process of applying, and what’s expected of you if you succeed in your application. You can also download our leaflet about what is required.

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