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23rd September, 2020 - 8.44am: One pump from Trowbridge and one pump from Warminster were mobilised t...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 1:37pm: Salisbury crew attended a hedge fire measuring approximately 10 metres...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 1.25pm: The Tisbury crew were mobilised to a call about a tractor mower on fir...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 12:28am: Crews from Poole, Redhill, Springbourne and Westbourne's Aerial were m...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 11:50am: Ambulance requested Fire Service Attendance.  A crew from Devizes were...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 9:40: Crews from Sprinbourne, Westbourne, including Westbourne aerial applia...Read more

20th September, 2020 - 02:30am: Poole - Four pumping appliances, a water carrier and an aerial applian...Read more

19th September, 2020 - 11:30pm: Swindon - Two crews from Stratton and Cricklade attended a small fire ...Read more

19th September, 2020 - 10:17pm: Bournemouth - Crews from Westbourne, Springbourne and Redhill Park wer...Read more

19th September, 2020 - 8:09pm: Langley Burrell - A crew from Chippenham are currently in attendance a...Read more

Wholetime shift patterns

Most of our wholetime stations (Swindon, Stratton, Salisbury, Weymouth, Redhill Park, Springbourne, Westbourne and Christchurch) operate on a shift system, also known as 2-2-4.

Staff are assigned to one of four watches, working a 42-hour week over an eight-week cycle; this involves two day shifts of 8am to 6pm, then two night shifts of 6pm to 8am. The remainder of that fourth day and the next three full days are then rest days.

At Westlea, Chippenham and Trowbridge, staff work the day crewed system, split into two watches. This means working three days on station, 8am to 6pm, and being available on-call from home on the three nights, followed by three rest days. Anyone based at these stations has to live, or have accommodation, within a five minute response time of the station, for which you get paid additional allowances.

Ferndown fire station operates a weekday system, where the crew is on station Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, but does no night or weekend cover.

Successful applicants will be asked to express preferences as to where they could be located, but the Service’s needs will determine eventual postings.

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