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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Retained On-Call Firefighters

Could you be at the Heart of your community?

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We are looking for retained on-call firefighters in the following areas:

  • Longnor, Kidsgrove, Newcastle, Cheadle, Longton, Hanley, Loggerheads, Burslem, Istones, Leek and Biddulph - for more information contact Kevin McLintock 01785 898927/07794213478
  • Abbots Bromley, Uttoxeter, Tutbury, Mercia, Chase Terrace, Burton and Lichfield - for more information contact 01785 898913
  • Stone, Gnosall, Brewood, Rising Brook and Eccleshall- for more information contact Damian Armstrong 07528983190

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Retained Firefighter’s are a crucial part of the Fire Service - they provide an efficient and effective emergency service to the community of Staffordshire.

What is a retained Firefighter?

Retained Firefighter’s provide emergency response cover from either their home or work base, which needs to be within five minutes of their local station. After their initial training course, retained Firefighter’s attend weekly drill nights to ensure they maintain their skills, in addition to which there are many more opportunities for training throughout the year. As well as responding to emergencies, retained Firefighter’s can also get involved in community fire safety initiatives in their local area, including home fire risk checks and school visits.

What we’re looking for

In order to become a retained Firefighter you must:

  • Applicants who are 18 years old or over
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • People who want to make a valuable and worthwhile contribution to their local community
  • Applicants who live within 5 minutes of their nearest station (however all applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • We are looking for people from a range of backgrounds that represents the diversity of our communities

We have information showing the time and date of each station’s drill night.

The service can be flexible around your current working arrangements

Many Retained Firefighters fit in their Fire Service duties around their main employment. Others have an agreement with their employer which enables them to leave work should they be alerted to attend an incident. The Retained Duty System also appeals to unemployed people.

As a Retained Firefighter you will play a full and valuable role in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and you can expect the same respect from the community and have the same job satisfaction as full time Firefighter’s.

If you do live or work within five minutes of a local station and are interested, or would just like to find out more, please contact your local Service Delivery Group Retained Support Officer, (their contact details are below), and they will be able to provide you with further details without any obligation.

Retained support officers

  • Damian Armstrong – (Cannock, Rugeley, Kinver, Wombourne, Codsall, Brewood, Penkridge, Gnosall, Eccleshall, Stone, Rising Brook)
    Damian Office: 01785 898723
    Damian Mobile: 07528983190
  • Kim Harrison – (Burton, Abbots Bromley, Barton Under Needwood, Tutbury, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Chase Terrace, Tamworth)
    Tel: 01785 898913
  • Kevin McLintock – (Newcastle Under Lyme, Kidsgrove, Loggerheads, Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Leek, Biddulph, Longnor, Ipstones, Cheadle)
    Tel: 01785 898927 / 07794213478

We are recruiting for Retained Firefighter’s, with campaigns running throughout the year.

Also if you would like to register your details in our Retained Recruitment Pool, you will be contacted regarding any future recruitment opportunities.

Please register your details by visiting our recruitment website -

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