Find out if being a Firefighter is right for you!

Been thinking about becoming a firefighter for a while? Maybe you haven’t managed to take the leap yet! Attending a Fire Service Experience Day is a great way of helping you make an informed decision before applying.

While some require advance registration or expression of interest, others are more informal with an open day approach.
Either way, their purpose is to raise awareness and encourage members of the community to see if they’ve got what it takes to join the Fire and Rescue Service.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service logo on a Fire appliance door

Benefits for working with us include

Family friendly

Flexible working hours

Third party discounts

Excellent annual leave

What happens during a Fire Service Experience Day?

The aim is to provide a casual, friendly setting in which interested members of the public can try out different aspects of the job.

There will be current Wholetime or On-Call firefighters who will be available for informal chats about their day-to-day responsibilities and the realities of the profession. For experience days with pre-registered attendance there will often be a designated question and answer session with crew, recruitment teams and HR staff.

Firefighter in the cab of a fire appliance

Experience Days

Do you think you've got what it takes? Why not book yourself onto one of our experience days .

Please note: Bookings will go live the week leading up to each Experience day and will close 2 days before the event.

When Where Time How to apply
Saturday, 15th June 2024 Welshpool 10:00 - 14:00 Book Now
Wednesday, 19th June 2024 Newtown 10:00 - 13:00 Book Now
Thursday, 11th July 2024 Haverfordwest 10:00 - 13:00 Book Now


Two Firefighters checking their personal protective equipment

What to expect


The aim of our 3 hour Taster Day is for you to learn about the various roles and entry requirements within the fire service, and the wider role that the fire service plays in the community, including:

  • the role of a modern-day firefighter
  • trying on the firefighting kit and equipment
  • the various aspects of the recruitment process
  • the importance of fitness and maintaining fitness
  • the various types of equipment and PPE
  • career pathways and role maps
A Firefighter rolling up a fire hose under the supervision of a training officer