On-call firefighters

Scale: Details will be supplied on application

Hours: Details will be supplied on application

Address: Various fire stations across Cheshire (list below)

Closing Date: Ongoing


An on-call firefighter is a person who is 'on call' to respond to a range of emergencies. They have everyday jobs (for example, shop/office workers, mechanic, etc) until the call comes, then they become professional firefighters.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations:

  • Alsager Fire Station

  • Audlem Fire Station 

  • Birchwood Fire Station

  • Bollington Fire Station

  • Frodsham Fire Station

  • Malpas Fire Station

  • Middlewich Fire Station 

  • Nantwich Fire Station

  • Poynton Fire Station

  • Tarporley Fire Station 

If you are interested in the role of an on-call firefighter, please contact the HR Business Support Team, email: recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk  (please reference the relevant fire station on your email)

The role of an on-call firefighter

As an on-call (part-time) firefighter you will be 'on call' to respond to a range of emergencies. You can still have another job (for example, shop workers, office workers, mechanics, etc) until the call comes, then you become a professional firefighter.

On average, you could be called out two or three times a week for a couple of hours. If you can't be available all of the time it's not a problem. The Service is particularly keen to hear from people who are available during weekdays.

Find out more about the role of an on-call firefighter

What qualities do I need?

On-call/part-time firefighters come from every walk of life, including shopkeepers, builders, plumbers, farmers, secretaries, engineers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed. Previous experience is not required thanks to the comprehensive training programme.

You must be able to get to your local Fire Station within 5 minutes after being alerted by a bleeper.

This role can be physically demanding and therefore physical fitness is very important.

View videos demonstrating the physical tests

Interested in the role of an on-call firefighter?

If you are interested in the role of an on-call firefighter, please contact HR Business Support, email: recruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs.


Last updated: Wednesday, 28 February 2024


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