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Is the role of an on-call firefighter for you?

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.

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 are available, 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.

On-call weekly training schedule

Applicants must be able to regularly attend the weekly training night of their local station.

Station  Weekly Training Night
Mon Tue Wed Thu
Alfreton   18.30 - 21.00    
Ashbourne   19.00 - 21.30    
Bakewell   18.30 - 21.00    
Belper 19.00 - 21.3018.30 - 21.00      
Bolsover       18.15 - 20.45
Bradwell     18.30 - 21.00  
Buxton 18.30 - 21.00      
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      

Salary

All remuneration is paid in accordance with the National Joint Council (NJC) Conditions of Service for Local Authorities Fire Brigades.

On-Call Firefighters receive a retaining fee reflective of the cover provided.

All work activity is paid at the basic hourly rate. When on-call firefighters respond to an emergency they receive a minimum of one hours pay where they form part of the crew that responds and a minimum of half an hours pay where they do not form part of that crew.

When called out on an emergency they will receive a fixed disturbance payment on each occasion in addition to the hourly pay rate.

Salary component information based on NJC 2021
Firefighter

From

£ per annum

To

£ per annum

 

£ per hour

 

£ per occasion

Trainee 1,200 2,420 11.05 4.24
Development 1,260 2,520 11.51 4.24
Competent 1,612 3,224 14.72 4.24