Have you got what it takes to be an on-call firefighter?

The following may assist your decision as to whether being an On-Call Firefighter is the right career for you:

Are you:

  • someone who can always be relied on to be somewhere on time?
  • committed to maintaining your physical fitness?
  • committed to always maintaining and developing your skills?


Do you

  • have the sensitivity to deal with members of the public when they are distressed, confused, or being obstructive?
  • enjoy making things or finding out how things work?


Can you

  • get on with people from different backgrounds and cultures?
  • work as part of a close-knit team?
  • work under pressure?
  • think on your feet and solve problems?
  • take responsibility for representing the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales, even when you’re not working?
  • take instructions from other people?

Could you

  • communicate important information to groups of children and adults?

Firefighter Rolemap

  • Inform and educate your community to improve awareness of safety matters
  • Take responsibility for effective performance
  • Save and preserve endangered life
  • Resolve operational incidents
  • Protect the environment from the effects of hazardous materials
  • Support the effectiveness of operational response
  • Support the development of colleagues in the workplace
  • Contribute to safety solutions to minimise risks to your community
  • Drive, manoeuvre and redeploy fire service vehicles