More than 1,000 people work for the Service. Most of these work in operational roles, but we also employ Fire Control operators who receive and manage 999 emergency calls, fire protection officers who are responsible for fire safety legislation, experts in community safety and education and a team of support staff who keep the organisation’s wheels turning.
Our wholetime operational employees operate a flexible rostering shift system around 12-hour shifts to provide a round-the-clock service.
Fire Control staff work two day shifts (nine hours), followed by two night shifts (15 hours), followed by four days off duty.
Retained firefighters provide cover whenever they are free to do so, when taking their other employment and family commitments into account. Some people may be able to attend a ‘shout’ when they are at work, for example if they are self-employed; others may only be available in the evenings or at weekends. We are also finding an increasing number of carers who can fit firefighting duties around their caring commitments, and can be available between 9am and 3pm, for example.
Support staff work in a variety of areas, including administration, performance monitoring, training, vehicle maintenance, equipment development, property management, mapping, ICT, human resources, communications and finance, to name just a few.
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