On Call Firefighter - Market Drayton

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Market Drayton Fire Station, Maer Lane, Market Drayton, TF9 3AL
On Call Trainee to Competent pay in line with NJC terms and conditions
Closing date
31 Dec 2099

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Emergency Services
Job Type
On-call firefighter
Contract Type
Working Pattern
On Call
Full-Time, Part-Time

Job Details

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service operates from 23 strategically located sites across Shropshire. On-call firefighters operate from 22 stations. The Service headquarters is in Shrewsbury and the Training Centre is in Telford.

On-call firefighters have everyday lives and jobs, until their pager sounds; then they immediately make their way to the fire station. On-call firefighters are professional firefighters, on the front line, saving lives.

There are just three requirements
You must:

  • Live or work within five minutes of this on-call fire station
  • Be over 18
  • Be physically fit (we will support you and give training in this area)


You must be able to provide a 84+ hours per week (this does not mean you will be working those hours, but you must be available to respond to calls)

As part of the application process, you will be required to complete the hours of unavailability form and attach this to your application. If your application is shortlisted for interview your hours will be discussed in more detail.

The role calls for courage, a desire to serve your community and of course the ability to be part of a close-knit team.


What will I do?

Our on-call firefighters are called out to anything from floods and fires to road traffic collisions or chemical spills; we make sure they are trained to deal with everything from extinguishing burning buildings to providing first aid.

What support will you give me?

From day one we’re here to support you through the process. Our On-Call Recruitment Team will guide you through the entire process, our Fitness Team will support your fitness journey and our Training Instructors will ensure you’re supported during the assessment.

On-call firefighter training and development

Once you’ve passed your assessment process and been offered employment with us you’ll be ready to start training to become an on-call firefighter. This will begin with a two-week training course, which runs Monday – Friday. After this you’ll attend evening training sessions which usually last for two hours one evening a week for 10 weeks.

After your initial training you’ll of course continue training throughout your career – making sure you’re always up to date and confident in your role.

Recruitment process

  • Online Registration and application form
  • Interview
  • Job related tests  and written tests
  • Medical and fitness test

We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds to join the teams of firefighters in Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. With excellent rates of pay for training and emergency call outs, plus an annual retaining fee, it’s well worth your while.

The role calls for courage, a desire to serve your community and of course the ability to be part of a close-knit team.

Do I have to fit a certain profile?

Our role and workforce has developed and so has our place in the community. Our on-call firefighters come from all walks of life – from stay at home parents and self-employed business owners to shop workers and tradespeople. Male and female. Tall and short. Fitness enthusiasts and cake lovers alike. And most don’t have any previous experience until they apply.

The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, references and medical clearance.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service.

Supporting documents
On call Firefighter Job Description.pdf
Hours of unavailability form


From Monday 11th December an exciting change is happening for us as an organisation - we will be implementing a brand-new system which will improve your candidate experience!  

If you have an application in progress with us on, or after, Monday 11th December – don’t worry, this will continue as it normally would and there will be no impact on your application or the process. More information on our new and improved system will be coming soon, so keep an eye on the WMJobs help pages

Company info
01743 260200
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
St Michael's Street
United Kingdom

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