Machynlleth, Newtown, Presteigne and Llanidloes Fire Stations are recruiting

What is your new year’s resolution? Being of service to your community? Helping those around you? Finding a new career?

If so, have you considered a career as an On-Call Firefighter?

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Powys Command is currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters at its fire stations in Machynlleth, Newtown, Presteigne and Llanidloes.

On-Call Firefighters are an essential part of the emergency services network and come from all walks of life. They have often chosen a career outside of the Fire Service, but also wish to serve their community as a firefighter; ready to respond to emergencies, prevent fire and rescue incidents from happening, and protect people and property across Powys.

Amongst the requirements to be eligible to be an On-Call Firefighter, you will need to live or work within 8-10 minutes of the fire station for which you work for and you will need to stay within the agreed set travel distance when you are on-call.

Station Manager Martyn Field said, “As a Fire and Rescue Service, we serve every member of the public in Powys and therefore welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds within our county.

If you are successful in your application to become an On-Call Firefighter, we will provide you with all the training and support required to respond to emergency incidents such as property fires, road traffic collisions and incidents of flooding. You will also receive training to deliver safety advice that will help make people safe in their homes and communities.”

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service also work with local employers to release their staff to respond to emergency incidents.

Station Manager Field added “There are many benefits for employers who allow their staff to serve as On-Call Firefighters. These include a high standard of training for those members of staff; in areas such as Manual Handling, Health and Safety and First Aid. Your employees will also receive upskilling in the development of teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills. There are also opportunities for management development and qualifications within the Fire Service and, of course, the profile-raising of your company or organisation.”

Further information about the role of an On-Call Firefighter can be found on Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s website

To speak with somebody about the role of an On-Call Firefighter, please contact our Human Resources Department on 0370 6060 699 or email