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Do you want to serve your community, save lives in a challenging and rewarding role and earn money at the same time? A career as a firefighter might be just the thing for you!

Our firefighters are ordinary people that use existing life skills, as well as the skills that they get from their firefighter training, to do an extraordinary job. Ever wondered whether you have what it takes? Ever thought about whether you could be a firefighter? We want to tell you that yes, you can!

We have wholetime (full-time) firefighters based across the county, at stations such as London Road, Stockhill, Mansfield and Newark.

We also have on-call firefighters based in places such as East Leake, Harworth, Eastwood and Warsop. These are often known as 'retained' crews.

As a firefighter with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service you would become part of one big family. You would be working within a highly skilled team to respond to everything from fires to flooding, and water rescues to road traffic collisions.

You would also spend a lot of time working within the local community to try and create a safer Nottinghamshire - by educating people on how to prevent such incidents from occuring.

This part of our website is dedicated to our recruitment and is full of information about the role of a firefighter - and how you can turn your dream into a reality.




Our Frequently Asked Questions page aims to dispel some of the common myths about being a firefighter, either wholetime or on-call, and answer some of the questions that may be on your mind.

Our Pay and Benefits page outlines what's in it for you - should you decide to join our team as one of our firefighters.

The Job Related Tests page gives you an insight into the tests that you will have to pass to become a firefighter.

Our On-Call Firefighter Roles page gives you an insight into a career on-call, whilst our Wholetime Firefighter Roles page outlines what being a full-time firefighter with NFRS entails.

Our Case Studies page includes stories from some of our current wholetime and on-call firefighters.

Finally, our How To Apply page does exactly what it says on the tin and explains how you can apply to join #TeamNFRS.


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