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Have A Go Days Announced Ahead of On-Call Firefighter Recruitment

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are excited to announce new dates for their On-Call firefighter ‘Have A Go’ days.

Ahead of their next round of On-Call firefighter recruitment, several ‘Have A Go’ days will take place over the next few weeks. The ‘Have A Go’ days give people an insight into what an On-Call firefighter does and the required strength, fitness and aptitude levels needed. You will also find out how rewarding a career as an On-Call firefighter is.

Rick Taylor, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, said: “On-Call firefighters play a vital role at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service andk they help us provide the very best service to the local communities we serve.

“We hope to encourage members of our local communities to come forward, find out more about being an On-Call firefighter and ultimately apply for a role.

“This is a real opportunity for members of our local communities looking for a rewarding job where they are also giving something back to their local community.”

On-Call firefighters play an important role to operational response. They carry an alerter and respond to emergency calls, where they face all kinds of challenges. It is a paid role and is dependent on your personal availability and the number of calls you respond to.

If you are interested in becoming an On-Call firefighter, ‘Have A Go’ days are taking place at the following locations:

Market Harborough Fire and Rescue Station, Saturday 13 April, 10:00 –15;00

Uppingham School Sports Centre (LE15 9SE), Sunday 14 April, 10:00 –15:00

Wigston Fire and Rescue Station, Sunday 28 April, 10:00 – 15:00

To attend one of the above events, visit to book your place.  

If you are unable to attend the ‘Have A Go’ days, get in touch with your local On-Call fire and rescue station. You may be able to attend their weekly drill night, where you will find out more about the role and meet your potential future colleagues.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be recruiting On-Call firefighters at a number of On-Call stations across Leicester,

Leicestershire and Rutland during May 2019.

The recruitment website will open for applications for their On-Call Firefighter roles on Wednesday 1 May, and will close on Wednesday 29 May.

There are a number of essential requirements you will need to meet in order to be considered for an On-Call firefighter role. These can be found by visiting .

(Please note that On-Call firefighters must live and/or work within a set travel time from their fire and rescue station. This can be discussed and agreed with the relevant managers for each fire and rescue station).


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