On-call recruitment taster events

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for on-call firefighters for a number of stations across Cheshire.

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

If yes, come along to one of our taster events. The event will give potential applicants the opportunity to meet full-time and on-call crews, as well as training and recruitment officers, who will explain exactly how to follow the recruitment process.

Taster events

We hold taster days specifically for people who are interested in pursuing on-call firefighter recruitment.  Attendees don’t need to be there for the whole of the event, they just need to arrive between the published times on their preferred day, allowing at least an hour to an hour and a half to get the best out of the experience and to gain a greater understanding of the recruitment process. 

They will be provided with fire kit, including boots, gloves and helmet, to wear for the practical exercises which they put on over their own clothes.  It’s advised to wear something comfortable and appropriate.

If you are interested in attending one of our taster events please call Laura Gavin on 01606 868457 or email laura.gavin@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Try out the physical tests - to see if you could be a firefighter

If you attend the taster events, you can try out the physical tests, to see if you could be a firefighter.

The tests are completed in the brand new recruitment pod, a bespoke test unit housing the elements needed for the national firefighter recruitment tests.

Videos - demonstrating the physical tests

Are you what we're looking for?

Service Delivery Manager Steve Barnes, said: “We’re looking for committed men and women to join our on-call crews.

“Successful applicants will be helping to help provide the best possible service to their community and will be trained to national firefighter standard.

“We’re looking for people from all walks of life with a combination of practical ability, mental resilience, courage, physical fitness and the ability to remain calm and focused in emergency and difficult situations.”

On-call recruitment

We are recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations:

If you are interested in becoming an on-call firefighter at Alsager, Crewe, Ellesmere Port or Knutsford Fire Stations please call Sarah Dornford-May on 01606 868451 or email sarah.dornford-may@cheshirefire.gov.uk

We are also recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations

If you are interested in becoming an on-call firefighter at Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley, Wilmslow and Winsford Fire Stations please call Laura Gavin on 01606 868457 or email laura.gavin@cheshirefire.gov.uk

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On-call recruitment

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