Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service covers the county of Norfolk with 42 stations, 39 of which have an on-call commitment.
Being an on-call firefighter is like having a part-time job – you have to commit to certain hours and you get paid for it.
A firefighter on the on-call duty system provides cover as and when required to respond to fire and emergency calls using the same appliances and equipment as wholetime firefighters. The difference is that on-call firefighters are available in their homes or work places rather than at a fire station. This role offers flexible working hours and could suit people with childcare responsibilities.
To become an on-call firefighter you have to live or work within five minutes travelling distance of the fire station during your hours of declared availability. On-call firefighters can provide part cover (days, nights, weekends) or full cover (approximately 24/7).
We are committed to recruiting and developing a workforce which better reflects the communities we service. Applications are particularly welcome from women and people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, national back grounds and gender identities. Confidential arrangements are in place for checking references for transgender applicants. Please get in touch to discuss.
Visit our equality, diversity and inclusion page to find out more about our commitment
Interested in finding out more about what's involved?
Check out our guide for potential applicants that tells you all about the service. There's also a guide for local employers about what it means for you if you employ an on-call firefighter in your workplace.
If you want to find a bit more about whether it will suit you, your hours, your lifestyle, your fitness, your location or get answers to any other questions, request a call back and someone get back to you during office hours. We aim to reply to you within three working days wherever possible.
How to apply
Where there's a vacancy
To apply for one of our on-call firefighter vacancies, please download and complete the pre-application checklist. Once completed, if you are still interested in applying, download the following forms and complete and return them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that when returning the forms they are sent as separate word documents attached to the email.