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29th October, 2020 - 15:52: Westlea crew attended a 15 year old girl who had become stuck in a bab...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 14:59: Both fire engines from Dorchester Fire Station were sent to reports of...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 12:03: A crew from Poole gained entry to a property where the occupant had fo...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 07:39: 2 fire engines from Chippenham Fire Station and 1 from Corsham were mo...Read more

28th October, 2020 - 7:42 PM : Crews have extinguished a fire involving commercial waste in a skip us...Read more

27th October, 2020 - 5:49pm: Malmesbury - Crews from the Malmesbury and Chippenham fire stations wi...Read more

27th October, 2020 - 06:11: At 06:11 this morning, Fire Control received a call to a smoke alarm s...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 19:23: At 19:23 Fire Control received an emergency call to a bin fire near to...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 17:46: At 17:46 this evening, Fire Control received a call to a fire in a fla...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 17:38: Fire Control received a call this evening at 17:38 to a road traffic c...Read more

Who can apply?

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.

On-call and wholetime firefighters are expected to meet the same entry standards and they receive the same training and development to enable them to work to common standards.

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 still 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 be completed.

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.

If you have what it takes, apply now!

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

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