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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Wholetime

Ordinary people, with an extraordinary career...

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Wholetime firefighter recruitment coming soon...


Applications for Wholetime Firefighters will open on 1 June 2017. We will be recruiting to 16 posts and successful applicants will begin their training on 4 September 2017.

Keep an eye on our social media and website for recruitment updates, coming soon!

The Firefighter's role


The most common perception of the Fire Service is one of Firefighter’s riding in fire appliances and fighting fires. This is true, but in today’s modern Fire Service the role of a Firefighter is much more varied.

A Firefighter can expect not only to fight fires but also to attend road traffic collisions, provide assistance to Councils with floods, release people who are trapped in accidents.

They also engage a pro-active approach in community fire safety - explaining the risks of fire, fitting a smoke alarm and preventing fires and accidents from happening in the first place.

Find out if being a Firefighter maybe the right career for you


This self assessment test will give you a good idea of whether or not your perception of what is needed to be a Firefighter is correct. If you can answer yes to all of these questions then maybe being a Firefighter is the right career for you!

  • Would you like to be part of a profession where you can put your life skills into action every day?
  • Would you like to work as part of a team?
  • Would you like to work in the community meeting new people, being in new situations and meeting new challenges?
  • Are you willing to work shifts that will include nights, evenings, weekends and public holidays including Christmas and New Year?
  • Are you ready to work outdoors in cold, hazardous conditions for long periods through both the day and night?
  • Are you mentally strong enough to deal with highly stressful situations in a positive and professional manner, helping people in distress and giving them first aid?

Although we do not currently have any vacancies for Wholetime Firefighter’s, we would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and invite you to visit our website from time to time for further updates.