Emergency? Call 999

For general enquiries

Contact Us

Latest Incidents

16th January, 2022 - 1.38pm: Chapmans pool - Crews from the Swanage and Wareham fire stations along...Read more

15th January, 2022 - 01:17: Shaftesbury fire fighters responded to an emergency call reporting a d...Read more

14th January, 2022 - 18:25: Fire fighters from Chippenham were called to a road traffic collision ...Read more

14th January, 2022 - 18:13: Fire fighters from Warminster were mobilised to reports of a vehicle f...Read more

12th January, 2022 - 9:02pm: Bournemouth - A crew from Redhill Park attended a fire involving a par...Read more

12th January, 2022 - 7:46pm: Bournemouth - A crew from Westbourne attended a fire involving food in...Read more

12th January, 2022 - 08:53: Firefighters from Blandford and Sturminster Newton attended a domestic...Read more

12th January, 2022 - 08:51: Firefighters from Dorchester attended an alarm sounding at a domestic ...Read more

11th January, 2022 - 17.11: A fire crew from Christchurch is currently in attendance at Willow Dri...Read more

11th January, 2022 - 15.20: Firefighters from Westbourne were called to a fire in the engine bay o...Read more

Application process

Thank you for showing interest in becoming an on-call firefighter with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

On-call firefighters come from every walk of life, including homemakers, shopkeepers, builders, farmers, office workers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed. What they all have in common is self-reliance, confidence, respect, enthusiasm, team spirit and a willingness to be ready for anything when they are alerted to an emergency.

Eligibility

You can find out more about the role and current vacancies through these pages, but key requirements for applicants are:

Ideally, your travel time to your local fire station from home or work will be no more than five minutes – however, we will consider applicants from further afield and would encourage an early conversation with the station management team to help us understand what cover you can offer and when.

Full training is provided on an on-going basis, therefore previous experience is not needed. There is a minimum requirement for 40 hours’ cover per week. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments, aligned to the requirements for operational cover at the station.

If you are looking to move into the Service area, you can still be considered for on-call employment with us, but will need to demonstrate your intent to move before your application can start – to discuss the opportunities with us, please contact our On-Call Support Officers by email, making sure to provide your name and the station you are interested in joining.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We particularly welcome applications from women and those from an ethnic minority, as they are currently under-represented within the Service.

Recruitment process information

Please take a look at all parts of the process before applying, so you fully understand what is required:

If you are unsure if you can apply, please contact our HR team on 01722 691444 or email [email protected]

results found.

Name:
Post Holders:
Grade: