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Being an on-call firefighter

On-call firefighters are fully trained firefighters who are called into service when they are needed.

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Fitness, tests and qualifications

To become a firefighter, you will need to pass fitness, practical and written tests. For more info and tips on these tests, please click here.

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Fitness, aptitude and practical tests

Every firefighter is expected to maintain their fitness throughout their career, and will have their fitness assessed every year.

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Written tests

All applicants will be required to take and pass the two online written assessments in English and Maths and these will be sat prior to being invited to the physical aptitude tests.

Stations looking for on-call firefighters

Please find below a list of stations in Suffolk where on-call firefighters are required. In cases where on-call firefighters are not currently being recruited, you will be asked to be complete a register of interest form and will be contacted once recruitment opens for the station of interest. In either case, please download the form and once completed, send to suffolkfire.oncall.recruitment@suffolk.gov.uk

Any issues with the application process please email us for support to suffolkfire.oncall.recruitment@suffolk.gov.uk

Aldeburgh

Eye

Ipswich East

Orford

Bungay

Felixstowe

Ipswich Princess Street

There are currently no vacancies at this station but please fill in your expression of interest here and email it to: suffolkfire.oncall.recruitment@suffolk.gov.uk

Reydon

Bury St Edmunds

Framlingham

Ixworth

Saxmundham

Clare

Hadleigh

Nayland

Sudbury

Debenham

Halesworth

Needham

Wickhambrook

Elmswell

Holbrook

Newmarket

Wrentham

Leiston

Beccles

Lowestoft North

Stradbroke

Lowestoft South

Woodbridge

Stowmarket

Long Melford

Haverhill

Brandon

Mildenhall

Need more info? Visit our Fire Stations in Suffolk page to find out more information about each of our stations!

How does the On Call Firefighter recruitment process work?


What are we looking for?

Here are some of qualities and attributes we look for in a firefighter: