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Armed Forces Covenant

Wholetime Firefighter


Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment
Opens 17 January 2018 at midday and
closes on 30 January 2018 at midday


Firefighters of today respond to a wide and varied range of emergencies including road traffic collisions, flooding, people who are trapped, chemical spillages and the new threats associated with terrorism. Firefighters are extensively involved in Community Fire Safety work. This preventative work is achieved in a variety of ways, but is primarily focused on educating and informing the public.

Further information about the role can be found in the job description here.

Work Pattern

Wholetime Firefighters in Derbyshire currently work on either a Wholetime, Day Staffed or Day Crewing Station working an average of 42 hours per week.

Wholetime Stations are staffed using a shift system of 4 watches (blue, green, red and white) operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This comprises of a 4 on 4 off work pattern of 2 day shifts (8am to 7pm) and 2 night shifts (7pm to 8am), followed by 4 days off.

Day Staffed Stations are staffed using a shift system of 2 watches (blue and red) working in the day on a 4 on 4 off work pattern (8am to 6pm), of 4 day shifts followed by 4 days off. On Call cover is provided during the night by both Wholetime and On Call Crews.

Day Crewing Stations are staffed using a shift system of 2 watches (blue and red) working in the day on a 4 on 4 off work pattern (7am to 7pm), of 4 day shifts followed by 4 days off. On Call cover is provided during the night.

Recruitment Schedule

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Entry Requirements

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Salary

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Selection Process

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Medical and Fitness

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pre employment checks

Pre Employment Checks

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Training Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

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To apply for the role of a Wholetime Firefighter
please follow this link. 

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Useful Files

PDF Firefighter Interview Practice Booklet
(468.37 KB)
PDF Firefighter Recruitment Handbook (interactive)
(1,953.35 KB)
PDF Personal Qualities And Attributes
(122.14 KB)
PDF Walk On Incline Test
(286.50 KB)
PDF Wds Preparatory Fitness Programme
(3,742.75 KB)
PDF Wholetime Firefighter Job Description
(241.84 KB)
PDF Written Test Information Booklet
(456.10 KB)

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