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Deadline for on call firefighter job applications nears

Date : 09 May 2019

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 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 14 June 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.

Find out more at www.esfrs.org/oncall

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: 

 You can find station addresses and more information about each station here: https://www.esfrs.org/about-us/groups-community-fire-stations/


Drill Night & Time


 Wednesday - 1900


 Tuesday - 1900


 Tuesday - 1900


 Monday - 1845

 Forest Row

 Monday - 1900


 Monday - 1900


 Monday - 1845


 Wednesday - 1900


 Monday - 1900


 Wednesday - 1900


 Monday - 1900


 Tuesday - 1845


 Wednesday - 1845


 Monday - 1900


 Monday - 1900



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