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Latest Incidents

21st October, 2020 - 10:28: Swindon were mobilised to reports of a car fire at Morrisons in Dorcan...Read more

21st October, 2020 - 09:57: 1 fire crew from Westbourne was sent to gain entry to a property for t...Read more

21st October, 2020 - 08:49: 1 fire engine from Sherborne was mobilised to investigate alarms activ...Read more

21st October, 2020 - 08:14: Swindon crew attended alarms activating at a residential premises on O...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 16.45: Fire crews from Verwood and Ringwood attended a small kitchen fire in ...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 16.21: A fire crew from Swindon are currently in attendance at a tree fire in...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 14.09: A fire crew from Weymouth released a baby which was accidentally locke...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 15.15: Fire crews from Christchurch and New Milton responded to a report of a...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 13.04: A fire crew from Poole responded to an alarm activation at a a residen...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 11.09: Fire crews from Verwood and Ringwood were called to a report of a cabi...Read more

On-call firefighters

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

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.

On-call firefighters are paid professionals, who do the same work as their wholetime colleagues.

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.

On-call firefighters are staff who make themselves available for emergency callouts depending on their other commitments. They are usually contracted for between 40 and 120 hours per week, but this can vary. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

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.

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