Have you thought about becoming an on-call firefighter?
Do you live or work within 10 minutes of one of our fire stations?
Do you want to be paid to help protect your community?
What is an on-call firefighter?
On-call firefighters are people like you that get paid to respond to emergencies. They do not staff the fire stations 24 hours a day like full-time firefighters. They get notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty.
Some of our on-call firefighters have other jobs with an agreement from their employers to leave to attend an emergency call if required. Others are available outside typical working hours like evenings, weekends or between the school runs.
An essential part of our Service and your Community
Our 700 on-call firefighters operate 90% of our Fire Appliances. In our Service, 75% of our fire stations are crewed entirely by on-call firefighters.
They protect our small towns and rural communities.
To ensure we can keep protecting your community the Service is looking to recruit more on-call firefighters.
More than fires
A firefighter’s role is not only to fight fires or to react to other emergencies. Firefighters also deliver important safety advice to schools and communities. This can include, conducting Fire Safety Checks for homes and businesses i.e Smoke Alarms.
Supporting the Ambulance Service
Some of our stations also offer Co-Responder support to the Ambulance Service. In rural locations, Co-Responders can be first on the scene at a medical emergency. This allows our trained firefighters to provide essential medical care on behalf of the Ambulance Service.