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Deadline for on call firefighter job applications approaches

Date : 24 September 2019


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is urging people interested in becoming an on call firefighter to apply now.

The latest round of applications closes on 11 October 2019.

An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of fire and rescue service jobs; these range from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities and acting as an ambassador for the fire service. 

On-call firefighters come from every walk of life, including homemakers, shopkeepers, builders, farmers, office workers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed. 

Over 90% of On-call firefighters in East Sussex do their firefighting work alongside their day job.  

Full training is provided on an ongoing basis, therefore previous experience is not needed. 


An on-call firefighter could be called out two or three times a week, for a few hours at a time. The on-call hours are based around people’s availability and other commitments. To be an on-call firefighter, you must :  

• Have a strong desire to support the local community.

• Be enthusiastic about working as part of a team.

• Have a reasonable level of personal fitness.

• Live or/and work within 5 minutes of your local fire station.

Stations looking for cover are as follows – if you want to find out more you can pop in to say hello on the drill night or you can find out more online: www.esfrs.org/oncall 




Recruitment Status  

Drill Night & Time


All cover considered - priority given to weekday day cover & weekends

 Wednesday - 1900


 All cover considered

 Tuesday - 1900


 Weekend & Weekday day cover

 Tuesday - 1900


 Weekday daytime and Weekend cover

 Monday - 1845

 Forest Row

 All cover considered

 Monday - 1900


 Weekend 24 hour cover & Weekday cover 06.00-18.00

 Monday - 1900


 Weekday and weekend cover

 Monday - 1845


 All cover considered

 Wednesday - 1900


 All cover considered

 Monday - 1900


 Weekday daytime cover

 Wednesday - 1900


 Weekday daytime and Weekend cover

 Tuesday - 1845


 Daytime cover preferred

 Wednesday - 1845


 All cover considered

 Monday - 1900


 Daytime cover a priority

 Monday - 1900



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