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On Call Firefighter

  • Employer: Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Reference: 17034
  • Published: Fri 07/12/2018, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/02/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 3 Part time.
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: .
On-call firefighters wanted To apply for an on-call firefighter vacancy you must: •live or work within a reasonable distance (5 to 8 minutes travelling time) of the Retained Duty System (RDS) station that has vacancies •your employer must be willing for you to attend emergencies during your working hours •be 18 years of age or within six months of your 18th birthday •be physically fit What does an on-call firefighter do? On-call firefighters provide an efficient and effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90% of the United Kingdom. They are paid volunteers who do the same job as full-time firefighters, however instead of being based at a fire station they are 'on-call' from work (employer's consent required) and/or at home. Drill nights What are drill nights? Drill nights give people who wish to become an on-call firefighter the opportunity to come along and see what firefighters actually do. This is a great way to observe what is involved in becoming an on-call firefighter. The evening covers operational procedures such as: •community safety and first aid •how to keep risks to a minimum •procedures and techniques •teamwork •use of equipment An important part of your preparation for making an application to become a trainee firefighter includes having knowledge and understanding of the firefighter’s role and values within the fire and rescue service. Drill night times Drill nights are held weekly and no appointment is necessary, please contact the officer in charge upon arrival who will be more than happy to show you around and introduce you to the team. Payment for the role On-call firefighters can respond to a wide range of incidents at any time of the day or night. In return they are paid a retaining fee, along with additional payments for every incident attended and training carried out. You can be paid for being 'on-call' for only part of the day or week, naturally there will be times when you really can't be 'on-call' and in these instances you can book 'off-call'. Training On-call firefighters are required to attend a training session one evening during the week for a 2-3 hour period. To maintain a professional and competent service you will also be required to attend annual requalification courses in the core competencies of a firefighter. These courses would take place over a weekend.

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  • Employer: Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Reference: 17034
  • Published: Fri 07/12/2018, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/02/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 3 Part time.
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: .