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On-call firefighters

On-call firefighters are a crucial part of the Fire Service - they provide an efficient and effective emergency service to the communities of Staffordshire.

If you 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 On-call Support Officer (contact details below) for an informal chat and they will be able to provide you with further details.

Alternatively, you can find out more about the role, the salary, and apply here

We are always recruiting on-call firefighters and if there are no vacancies in your area you can register interest so you can be contacted when an opportunity opens up.

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Your local on-call support officers

  • Michelle Dudman – Cannock, Rugeley, Kinver, Wombourne, Codsall, Brewood, Penkridge, Gnosall, Eccleshall, Stone, Rising Brook
    Tel: 01785 898787 / 07528 983107
    Email: michelle.dudman@staffordshirefire.gov.uk
  • Michelle Dudman – Burton, Abbots Bromley, Barton Under Needwood, Tutbury, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Chase Terrace, Tamworth
    Tel: 01785 898787 / 07528 983107
    Email: michelle.dudman@staffordshirefire.gov.uk
  • Daniel McCleery – Newcastle Under Lyme, Kidsgrove, Loggerheads, Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Leek, Biddulph, Longnor, Ipstones, Cheadle
    Tel: 01785 898927 / 07794213478
    Email: daniel.mccleery@staffordshirefire.gov.uk

What is an on-call firefighter?

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, 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, on-call firefighters can also get involved in community fire safety initiatives in their local area, including carrying out home fire risk checks and school visits (currently restricted due to Covid-19).

What we’re looking for

In order to become a on-call firefighter you must:

  • Be over 18-years-old 
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills
  • Want to make a valuable and worthwhile contribution to your local community
  • Live within five minutes of your 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

Interested? Find out your local fire stations drill night time and date.

We can be flexible around your current working arrangements

Many on-call firefighters fit in their firefighter 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 on-call duty system also appeals to unemployed people.

As an 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 firefighters.

Below are some useful links which may help with your application: