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Retained on-call firefighters

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

  • Longnor, Kidsgrove, Newcastle, Cheadle, Longton, Hanley, Loggerheads, Burslem, Ipstones, Leek and Biddulph - for more information contact Daniel McCleery 01785 898927 / 07794213478 or email 
  • Abbots Bromley, Barton Under Needwood, Uttoxeter, Tutbury, Mercia, Chase Terrace, Burton and Lichfield - for more information contact Kim Murray 01785 898913 / 07971 893280 or email
  • Cannock, Rugeley, Kinver, Wombourne, Codsall, Brewood, Penkridge, Gnosall, Eccleshall, Stone, Rising Brook - for more information contact Michelle Dudman 01785 898787 / 07528 983107 or email

To find out more about the role, the salary, and to apply please click on the link provided in the careers page.

Retained on-call firefighters 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 on-call firefighter?

Retained on-call firefighters 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 on-call firefighters 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 on-call firefighters 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 on-call 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 five 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 on-call 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 on-call duty system also appeals to unemployed people.

As a retained on-call 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 on-call support officers

  • Michelle Dudman – (Cannock, Rugeley, Kinver, Wombourne, Codsall, Brewood, Penkridge, Gnosall, Eccleshall, Stone, Rising Brook)
    Tel: 01785 898787 / 07528 983107
  • Kim Murray – (Burton, Abbots Bromley, Barton Under Needwood, Tutbury, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Chase Terrace, Tamworth)
    Tel: 01785 898913 / 07971893280
  • Daniel McCleery – (Newcastle Under Lyme, Kidsgrove, Loggerheads, Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Leek, Biddulph, Longnor, Ipstones, Cheadle)
    Tel: 01785 898927 / 07794213478

We are recruiting for retained on-call firefighter’s, with campaigns running throughout the year.

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