The Wholetime Firefighter 2023 Recruitment Portal is now Open
Are you ready to embrace a career like no other? Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is excited to announce the launch of our 2023 Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign. This is your chance to become a vital part of our dedicated team, making a real difference in the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.
What Does a Day in the Life of a Firefighter Look Like?
Becoming a Firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service offers you an exciting and rewarding career with a real opportunity for progression. You may have the perception that the Fire and Rescue Service only put out fires, but this is far from reality.
Firefighters are at the forefront of both responding to emergencies and engaging in proactive prevention and protection efforts to minimise the likelihood of incidents happening in the first place. This mission involves educating and collaborating with local communities and businesses to promote safety. Effective communication and the ability to impart best practices to households and enterprises are vital skills in this role.
As a Firefighter, each day presents new challenges and diverse experiences, including but not limited to:
- Rescues from water and height
- Animal rescue
- Road traffic collisions
- Home fire safety checks
- Business fire safety checks
- School visits/community education
- Engaging with communities and working with vulnerable people
- Transport incidents such as railways and airports
- Threats of terrorism
- Hazardous material spills
- Gaining entry to property
Helping to protect society against all of these dangers requires an innovative approach and new kinds of skills and knowledge.
‘Safer People, Safer Places’
Being a Firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service offers you an exciting and rewarding career with a real opportunity for progression. You may have the perception that the fire and rescue service only put out fires, but this is far from reality. As a Firefighter you will respond to incidents, but you will also take part in prevention and protection work in order to help reduce the chance of incidents happening in the first place. This is done through educating the communities and businesses that are in our local area. You will need to make sure you can communicate and teach best practices to households and businesses in order to help create ‘Safer People, Safer Places’. As a Firefighter, every day is different.
We have a total of 20 fire and rescue stations – seven of which are permanently crewed by full-time firefighters, seven of which are crewed jointly by both full-time and On-Call firefighters and a further six, which are crewed solely on an On-Call basis.
By reading this information you have already taken your first step toward a fantastic career, with a fantastic Fire and Rescue Service. For specific information regarding applying and the criteria for the role, the recruitment and selection process, and a bit about who we are; please read the FULL ADVERT DETAIL and the additional information in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of this page.