Is it worth being an on call firefighter?

On-call firefighters are a crucial and highly valued asset to local services and communities. How often would I be needed? The number of incidents that an on-call firefighters attends varies between community fire stations – you could be called out only two or three times a week for an hour at a time.

What is it like being an on call firefighter?

What is an on-call firefighter? … An on-call firefighter could be called out two or three times a week, for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments. One minute you could be sitting at home and the next minute you can be sitting on a fire engine.

How many hours a week does an on call firefighter work?

It’s quite flexible – usually you have to be available to respond for about 40 hours a week.

Do on call firefighters get a uniform?

On-call firefighters are expected to present themselves and dress in a professional manner whilst at work. A uniform that reflects the professional image of the fire and rescue service is provided and allows on-call firefighters to be appropriately dressed for the range of activities in which they are involved.

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How often do on call firefighters work?

On-call firefighters are usually only called out two or three times a week at any time of the day or night, usually for about an hour. This commitment will vary around the country.

How long does it take to become an on call firefighter?

All trainee firefighters undergo a training programme of an initial three weeks when they start employment and then three remaining modules over an 18-month period. In the future we may be able to provide some of the three weeks initial training in a variety of flexible ways.

Can you have stubble as a firefighter?

Unfortunately yes. The Service respects everyone’s religious beliefs but there are health and safety reasons as to why facial hair cannot be accepted. … To ensure that the facemask forms a seal around the face, it is necessary to keep the face shaven to prevent any dangerous airborne chemicals entering the facemask.

How do you become a on call firefighter?

To become an on-call/part-time Firefighter, you must:

  1. live or work (within 5-minutes of the Fire Station) where you could respond quickly to your local fire station during the normal working day.
  2. have a real wish to support your local community.
  3. have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment.

How much do on call firefighters get paid Cheshire?

In return for their commitment, they will: Be paid an annual retainer and call-out fees – many on-call firefighters earn between £5000 and £7000 per year.

How much do firemen get paid?

The average salary for a Firefighter is £35,495 in London, UK. Salaries estimates are based on 31 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Firefighter employees in London, UK.

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