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Do you need more? Become an On-Call Firefighter

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging people to step forward and explore the opportunities on offer to people who have a passion for working in, and helping their local community, by becoming On-Call Firefighters.

Working as an On-Call Firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area from responding to emergency calls, to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs, or providing prevention advice to help keep them safe.

In return, the Service can offer flexible work to fit around study, work and family commitments, first class training and development opportunities and a chance to make a difference in your local community.

Watch Manager Chris Heathcote said “Being a Firefighter is much more than responding to fires, it’s about protecting and supporting your local community. Many have seen this first hand during the Coronavirus pandemic, with Firefighters providing advice to people staying safe at home, driving ambulances, delivering food, prescriptions and supporting mass testing and vaccination efforts as well as continuing to provide emergency response.

“There will never be a better time to help serve your local community and help save lives. Now is the chance to find out if the fire service is something you can be a part of.”

Working in the fire service means you become part of a close-knit team, earn extra money and receive full and ongoing training so you develop a broad range of transferable work and life skills.

As a Service, we’re keen to ensure that our workforce reflects our communities. We welcome enquiries from anyone who has:

  • A strong desire to support the local community
  • Enthusiasm for working as part of a team  
  • A good level of aerobic fitness and strength to enable you to undertake fire fighting duties
  • And is able to reach the station within the allocated time usually 5 minutes during your availability – this can be from home or work.

The ‘Need More’ campaign will run from 1-7 March, and aims to highlight On-Call opportunities which are open to people from all walks of life. The campaign is supported by a national website which allows people to find out more about on-call roles and get in touch with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service at any time of the year. More information can also be found on the Service website.