Wholetime firefighter recruitment

We are not currently recruiting for wholetime firefighters.

Changing lives...saving lives, every day is different for a firefighter.

If you’re passionate about changing lives in your community, and want to contribute to saving lives by reducing the risk of incidents, then being a firefighter is the role for you.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service does not just fight fires and rescue people.  In fact, only around five per cent of a firefighter’s time is spent attending incidents.  They are actively involved in their communities, carrying out prevention work to reduce the chance of fires happening in the first place, delivering road safety campaigns to reduce the number of road traffic collisions and working closely with young people through programmes such as The Prince’s Trust Team, Fire Cadets and Respect courses. 

What you can expect from us

You will succeed because of who you are, not what you are.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s core values revolve around doing the right thing, making a difference, acting with compassion and we also pride ourselves on our commitment to being a highly inclusive employer.  We welcome people from all walks of life and backgrounds and have worked very hard to ensure that all of our employees are able to maximise their performance and potential in a working environment that is welcoming, positive, respectful and friendly. 

As a firefighter, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference within your community, working as part of a team and enjoying a varied career earning over £31,000 within 18 months when gaining competency.  Other benefits include working in an environment where the health, safety and wellbeing of staff are key priorities, coupled with generous family friendly policies, up to 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, free parking, onsite gyms and maternity and adoption provision of up to a year off with full pay.  

For anyone considering a career as a firefighter there are taster events organised to enable people to try out the practical tests, speak to serving firefighters and learn more about the application process.

Our vision is a simple one, to be an outstanding Service where there are no deaths, injuries or damage from fires or other emergencies and we are looking for men and women with a wholehearted commitment and willingness to work hard as part of a team.