Through out the year we may have vacancies at some of our stations, if you are interested in becoming a Retained/On Call Firefighter, please read on. Please note this is a holding area for your contact details only and not a formal application.
Retained firefighters are a crucial part of the Fire Service – they provide an efficient and effective emergency service to the community of Staffordshire.
What is a Retained Firefighter?
Retained firefighters provide emergency response cover from either their home or work base, which needs to be within five minutes of their local station. After their initial training course, retained firefighters attend weekly drill nights to ensure they maintain their skills, in addition to which there are many more opportunities for training throughout the year. As well as responding to emergencies, retained firefighters can also get involved in community fire safety initiatives in their local area, including home fire risk checks and school visits
In order to become a retained firefighter you must:
Live or work within five minutes of your local fire station so you can respond immediately. Your local fire station will have a map detailing the boundaries for the five minute callout time, please pay them a visit to see whether you fall into this category.
Many retained firefighters are in full time employment and have an agreement with their employer to leave work should they be alerted to attend an incident. Others provide cover during nights or weekends. Retained service also appeals to unemployed people.
As a retained firefighter you will play a full and valuable role in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and you can expect the same respect from the community and have the same job satisfaction as full time firefighters.
• Have a real wish to support your local community
• Have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment
• Have a good level of physical fitness
You will also need to agree a declaration of availability with the local Station Manager? To obtain this you need to visit your nearest station, ideally on one of the drill nights.
If you are still interested after reading all the information, please register your details and we will contact you regarding any future recruitment opportunities.
If you any enquiries please contact:
Tutbury, Abbots Bromley, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth Mercia
Eastern Service Delivery Group – Retained Support Officer – Kim Harrison – Kim.Harrison@staffordshirefire.gov.uk
-07971893280 or 01785 898913
Newcastle, Burslem, Longnor, Loggerheads, Ipstones, Hanley, Leek, Cheadle and Kidsgrove
Northern Service Delivery Group – Retained Support Officer –Kevin McLintock – 07794 21 3478/01785 898927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name and home address.
Rising Brook, Brewood, Eccleshall, Gnosall, Penkridge, Codsall, Stone, Cannock, Wombourne, Kinver and Rugeley
Western Service Delivery Group – Retained Support Officer – Damian Armstrong – 07528983109/01785 898723 or email Damian.email@example.com.