Find out why Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is a great place to work

Every single person who works or volunteers for us plays their part in saving lives, changing lives and protecting lives. Whether you are in an operational or non-operational role, you would be helping to deliver our vision of a Cheshire where there are no deaths, injuries or damage from fires or other emergencies.

Why work for the fire and rescue service?

It is not just firefighters who make up a fire and rescue service.  There is an array of opportunities for people who want to have a fulfilling career within an organisation whose aim is to keep people safe through information and education, care and consideration by:

  • Working in the community to deliver fire safety and health and wellbeing advice.

  • Advising businesses on fire safety laws, investigating the cause of fires, leading on the work with His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

  • Working with young people to educate, inform, upskill and instil confidence.

  • Responding to emergency situations to protect people, the environment and property from all types of accidents and emergencies.

  • Maintaining the service’s fleet of vehicles including fire appliances.

  • Playing a supporting role in the management and administration of an emergency service.

Why work for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service?

We are a highly professional, fully inclusive organisation that values, supports and offers growth to our staff whatever their role. We engender a working environment where everyone can be themselves. Our core values amplify our ethos:

  • Be inclusive by acting fairly with integrity, respect and without prejudice.

  • Do the right thing by holding each other to account for ensuring high standards of professionalism in everything we do. 

  • Act with compassion by being understanding and offering help to each other and to our communities with warmth, patience and kindness.

  • Make a difference by making an impact on our organisation and in our communities in whatever ways we can for as many people as we can.

  • Our core values underpin and support the National Fire Chiefs Council Core Code of Ethics

Why live and work in Cheshire?

Cheshire has a rich industrial, agricultural and social heritage with a vibrant city, bustling towns, picturesque villages, a stunning natural landscape and a wealth of things to do. These are just some of the reasons why Cheshire is a great place to live:

  • A rich cultural programme with countless festivals and venues across the county staging plays, touring productions and events all year round.

  • For families there are great schools, plenty of access to fresh air, parks and miles of walks through breath-taking countryside and forests.

  • First class shopping at places such as Cheshire Oaks designers outlet, Chester’s unique two-tiered city centre rows, Warrington and Macclesfield.

  • Major horse racing and equestrian events, football and rugby league games, golf tournaments, motor car and motorbike racing and several half and full marathons.

About us

Key information

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service strives to employ a workforce which is representative of the community it serves.

Applications are welcomed from all underrepresented groups and support will be made available throughout the recruitment process for all applicants. Under-represented groups include:

  • people from ethnic minority backgrounds

  • people who have a disability; visible or invisible

  • women applying for firefighter roles

  • anyone who identifies as being LGBT+

If you have any queries in relation to diversity, equality and inclusion or have a request for any additional support you may need, please email

Interviews under the Disability Confident Scheme

We want to encourage disabled people to apply for jobs and give them an opportunity to show their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage. The Service runs a Disability Confident Scheme, offering an interview to disabled applicants that meet the minimum selection criteria for the job.

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you must have:

  • a physical or mental impairment, or a long term health condition which has a substantial and long term (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities, including neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia or ADHD.

  • demonstrated in your application and testing stages that you meet the minimum job criteria as set out in the advert or person specification for the post.

If you feel you have the desire, determination and drive to join our team so that, all together, we can keep our communities safe, have a look at our current vacancies or get in touch.

Contact us

You can get in touch with us via or 01606 868700