Address: Friars Lane, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RP
Incidents attended information
Are there vacancies for on-call firefighters at this station?
Great Yarmouth fire station has a fire appliance staffed by Wholetime Duty System (WDS) Firefighters. These are firefighters that are available with the fire appliance twenty-four hours a day seven days a week working in teams, known as watches, on a rota system. There are four watches on the station identified by the colours red, white, blue and green. There is also a fire appliance staffed by on-call firefighters. These firefighters are men and women who live or work close to the station and ride the fire appliance when alerted to any fire and rescue incident. The on-call crew consists of a watch manager, two crew managers and nine firefighters.
The Great Yarmouth on-call firefighters attend one training evening a week, they also commit to training courses at Bowthorpe Training and Development to enhance their firefighting skills.
If you need a school visit we target these at Year 2 for Key Stage 1, Year 5 for Key Stage 2 and Year 8 for Key Stage 3.
If you have someone who is fire-setting and wish to discuss this with one of our advisers please contact us.
We are sometimes also able to attend community events but this will depend on resources, and we tend to target this to priority areas of our service. We do always look forward to hearing from you with any queries.
Being an on-call firefighter at Great Yarmouth
£8,000 per year as rank of firefighter at Great Yarmouth. This will vary depending on availability and call outs attended.
Average calls per month
- 6 average daytime call outs per month
- 2 average evening call outs per month
- 1 average overnight call outs per month
Average call out time:1 hour 2 minutes
You would need to work or live within the area and be able to respond in a 5 minute turnout time.
Find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter.