Retained firefighter roles
We will be recruiting retained, or 'on-call', firefighters in early 2014 and the Vacancies page will give information on which stations have vacancies and how to apply.
Retained firefighters (also known as ‘on call’ firefighters) operate right across the county and retained sections provide on-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NFRS staff who work in the ‘retained duty system’ have different levels of availability depending on the time they can offer to the Service. This may be affected by their primary employment, caring responsibilities or other factors.
In many cases, employers agree to release their employees to attend emergency incidents during their normal working hours.
All retained firefighters must be available to attend a training period of up to three hours each week and be prepared to attend training events in the evenings and at weekends from time-to-time. They must achieve the same competencies as full-time firefighters and attend a full range of emergency incidents. This is a role that attracts payment of a 'retainer' fee, plus additional sums for attendance at incidents and training sessions.
Whilst on-call, retained firefighters are contacted by an alerter to summon them to their station to attend an incident. They must be able to attend the station within five minutes at statutory road speeds and, for this reason, all applicants must live or work close to their base fire station.
All vacancies will be advertised on our e-recruitment website and applications are to be made through the site at https://jobs.eastmidlandsfire-recruitment.gov.uk/nottinghamshirefireandrescueservice