On-Call Firefighters are members of the community who are paid to respond to emergencies. They do not staff the fire station 24 hours a day like full-time firefighters on the wholetime duty system. They are notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty. On-Call Firefighters will book themselves available for fire calls and, if a call comes in during the hours they have agreed to be on call, they must reach the fire station within the allocated time usually within 5 minutes of receiving the pager message.
Some of our On-Call Firefighters are in full-time employment with an agreement from their employers to leave to attend an emergency call.
We are ACTIVELY recruiting for the following fire stations.
Please use our on-line form.
We also have the following retained stations and whilst we are not actively recruiting for these you can still register your interest using our on-line form. Please note your application will not be processed until a vacancy becomes available at the retained station that you are interested in. Once a vacancy becomes available, your register of interest form will be considered and we will be in contact with a view to processing your application further at that time.
If you have any general queries please contact the Service Centre on 01332 777018.
Retained Duty System recruiting schedule for 2017
The following schedule is subject to change and the dates shown are a guide only.
|Deadline for applications||11/06/2017|
|Invites sent out for JRTs||12/06/2017|
|JRTs & written tests||24/06/2017|
(9 weeks commencing)
|Check tests & uniform measure||11/09/2017|
|Start date of course||29/09/2017|
|Finish Date of Course||17/12/2017|
RDS Weekly Training Schedule
Applicants must be able to regularly attend the weekly training night of their local station.
|Station||Weekly Training Night|
|Alfreton||18.30 - 21.00|
|Ashbourne||19.00 - 21.30|
|Bakewell||18.30 - 21.00|
|Belper||19.00 - 21.30|
|Bolsover||18.15 - 20.45|
|Bradwell||18.30 - 21.00|
|Buxton||18.45 - 21.15|
|Chapel-en-le-frith||18.30 - 21.00|
|Clay Cross||18.30 - 21.00|
|Clowne||17.30 - 20.00|
|Crich||18.30 - 21.00|
|Dronfield||18.30 - 21.00|
|Duffield||18.30 - 21.00|
|Glossop||19.00 - 21.30|
|Hathersage||18.30 - 21.00|
|Heanor||19.00 - 21.30|
|Ilkeston||18.30 - 21.00|
|Long Eaton||18.30 - 21.00|
|Matlock||19.00 - 21.30|
|Melbourne||19.00 - 21.30|
|New Mils||18.45 - 21.15|
|Ripley||18.30 - 21.00|
|Shirebrook||18.15 - 20.45|
|Staveley||18.00 - 20.30|
|Swadlincote||18.30 - 21.00|
|Whaley Bridge||18.45 - 21.15|
|Wirksworth||18.45 - 21.15|
Pre Employment Checks
Disclosure Scotland Check
A satisfactory basic Disclosure Scotland check will be requested to ensure that you have not been convicted of a criminal offence which makes your employment in the role of a Firefighter unsuitable. This application is made in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Two satisfactory references will be sought. One must be from your current or most recent employer.
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