On-call firefighters are fully trained firefighters who are called into service when they are needed.
On-Call firefighters have their main primary employment or may even work from home. They are available to respond to emergency calls at your local fire station during their agreed hours of availability.
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.
Every firefighter is expected to maintain their fitness throughout their career, and will have their fitness assessed every year.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Any issues with the application process please email us for support to email@example.com
Below is a table of our upcoming recruitment events – If you are interested in attending please register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some of qualities and attributes we look for in a firefighter:
To be trustworthy and reliable
Able to understand and respect diversity and adopt a fair and ethical approach to others
You are open to change and actively seek to support it
An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
Willing to work scheduled shifts including nights, weekends and public holidays
Able to understand, retain, apply & adapt relevant information in an organised, safe & systematic way
Able to work effectively with others, both within the fire and rescue service and the community
Able to maintain an active awareness of the environment to promote safe and effective working
Committed to work and able to develop yourself and others
Able to adopt a conscientious and proactive approach to work to achieve excellent standards
Able to maintain a confident and resilient attitude in highly challenging situations