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Latest Incidents

17th May, 2021 - 15.50: A fire crew from Redhill Park responded to a domestic fire alarm activ...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 14.29: A fire crew from Poole has extinguished a chimney fire in a domestic p...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 13.21: A fire crew from Swanage attended a report of an alarm activation at a...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 08.29: A fire appliance from Poole was called to a vehicle fire in New Street...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 02:38am: Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury - Three crews from Westbury, Trowb...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 7:37pm: Minety - A crew from Cricklade have attended a road traffic collision ...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 6:59pm: Salisbury - A crew from Salisbury are currently in attendance at a fir...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 14:07: A crew from Maiden Newton sent to assist paramedics release a casualty...Read more

15th May, 2021 - 12:39: Crews from Swanage, Wareham and Westbourne attended a fire at a superm...Read more

14th May, 2021 - 8.23pm: DW Fire Control received many emergency calls reporting a fire in the ...Read more

On-call firefighters

We are still recruiting for on-call firefighters so, if you have what it takes, APPLY NOW!

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.

As a Service, we are reliant on on-call firefighters – 46 of our 50 fire stations have on-call sections, and most have only got on-call staff, so this duty system is vital for keeping our communities safe.

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.

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are still accepting applications but, due to social distancing, we are having to do some parts of the process differently. This will include online meetings rather than face-to-face and additional control measures for fitness testing. However, please don’t be put off by this, we will work with you to help your application progress as smoothly as possible.

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