Fire staff

You don't have to be a firefighter to work for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We have a dedicated team of staff supporting our operational firefighters and all their equipment and staff supporting our communities, visiting businesses, schools and households to advise on fire safety. Roles include:

  • Prevention 

  • Protection  

  • Fleet maintenance and workshop 

  • Youth development and education

  • Communications and engagement

  • Human Resources

  • Administrative support staff

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.

Last updated: Friday, 15 March 2024