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In an emergency call 999
For general enquiries call 01158388100
Monday - Friday -

Entry requirements

  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date that your training begins
  • You must live or work within a five-minute drive (at normal road speed) of your local fire station. If you have any queries about this, get in touch with your local fire station and they will be able to work out if you live close enough
  • You must be able to attend training, which may involve taking time off work and attending our Service Development Centre on evenings and weekends
  • You must be able to offer at least 84 hours of fire cover each week. If you don't feel like you can offer this cover, but, for example, you are available during weekdays (our time of greatest need) then get in touch with your local fire station or contact our HR team
  • You must be able to attend the weekly training night on station on the allocated night each week
  • Have a good level of aerobic fitness and strength to enable you to undertake firefighting duties
  • Able to pass medical and eyesight examinations to ensure you are fit to undertake firefighting duties

Training schedules

On-Call 03.22
Date Module Day Times Details
JRT's
04/01/23 A - Induction Day 09:00 - 17:00 HR, Probationary Period Policy, H&S, expectation
05/01/23 A - Induction Day 09:00 - 17:00 Kit issue, lockers personal admin, Rep Bodies, E&D, Values
06/01/23 A - Team Building, Values Day 09:00 - 17:00
09/01/23 A - Basic Skills Day 09:00 - 17:00 Hose
10/01/23 A - Basic Skills Day 09:00 - 17:00 Hose and hydrants
11/01/23 A - Basic Skills Day 09:00 - 17:00 Hose and hydrants
12/01/23 A - Basic Skills Day 09:00 - 17:00 Hose, hydrants, short extension, 9m ladder
13/01/23 A - Ladders Day 09:00 - 17:00 Short extension, 9m ladder
16/01/23 A - Ladders Day 09:00 - 17:00 13.5m, roof crawl
17/01/23 A - Ladders Day 09:00 - 17:00 13.5 confined pitch, restricted pitch
18/01/23 A - MoE / TCR Day 09:00 - 17:00 Carry down (C4 Guidance)
19/01/23 A - Water First Responder Day 09:00 - 17:00 Rescue 3 - DEFRA
20/01/23 A - Water First Responder Day 09:00 - 17:00 Rescue 3 - DEFRA
23/01/23 A - Casualty Care Day 09:00 - 17:00
24/01/23 A - Casualty Care Day 09:00 - 17:00
25/01/23 A - Casualty Care Day 09:00 - 17:00
26/01/23 A - Casualty Care Day 09:00 - 17:00
27/01/23 A - Casualty Care Day 09:00 - 17:00
08/02/23 A - SWAH Lv 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00
09/02/23 A - SWAH Lv 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00
10/02/23 A - HAZMAT Day 09:00 - 17:00 HMEPA input, DICE, GTS wear/decontamination, MTFA
11/02/23 A - AR1 / Tool Dump Weekend 09:00 - 17:00 Explain & demonstrate a tool dump
12/02/23 A - Safe to Ride Weekend 09:00 - 17:00 Assessment
20/02/23 C - BA Week 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Heat and humidity, BA GC, Exercise Confidence
21/02/23 C - BA Week 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise Varied Conditions
22/02/23 C - BA Week 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Hot fire Exercise Victoria
23/02/23 C - BA Week 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Demo box, Exercise Heat Barrier
24/02/23 C - BA Week 1 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise gas rigs
27/02/23 C - BA Week 2 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Entanglement, Emergency procedures, Exercise partial BA set removal
28/02/23 C - BA Week 2 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise Denmark, and Dirty Den's
01/03/23 C - BA Week 2 CFBT (Waddington) Day 09:00 - 17:00 CFBT
02/03/23 C - BA Week 2 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise steadfast
03/03/23 C - BA Week 2 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise BA guidelines
06/03/23 C - BA Week 3 Day 09:00 - 17:00 Theory, Exercise Cedar Towers (high-rise procedures)
07/03/23 C - BA Week 3 Day 09:00 - 17:00 PPV, Exercise Jubilee
08/03/23 C - BA Week 3 Day 09:00 - 17:00 BA Practical exercise assessment
09/03/23 C - BA Week 3 (Waddington) Day 09:00 - 17:00 CFBT
10/03/23 C - BA Week 3 Assessments Day 09:00 - 17:00 BA Theory and Practical assessment (BA GC, BA guidelines, BA ECB)
18/03/23 D - Pumping Weekend 09:00 - 17:00 LPP (pressure)
19/03/23 D - Pumping Weekend 09:00 - 17:00 LPP, Major pump (flow and pressure)
20/03/23 D - Pumping Day 09:00 - 17:00 LPP, Major pump (flow and pressure), water relay, hydraulics
21/03/23 D - Pumping Day 09:00 - 17:00 LPP, Major pump (flow and pressure), high-rise, HVP, ALP
22/03/23 D - Pumping Day 09:00 - 17:00 Assessment
25/03/23 B - Extrication Weekend 09:00 - 17:00
26/03/23 B - Extrication Weekend 09:00 - 17:00
27/03/23 B - Extrication Day 09:00 - 17:00
28/03/23 B - Extrication Day 09:00 - 17:00
29/03/23 B - Extrication Day 09:00 - 17:00
30/03/23 B - Extrication Day 09:00 - 17:00
I - 12 Month Assessment - Composite Day 09:00 - 17:00
I - 12 Month Assessment - Written & Practical assessment Day 09:00 - 17:00
I - 12 Month BA Team Leader Day 09:00 - 17:00
I - 12 Month Assessment - RTC Day 09:00 - 17:00
I 12 Month Assessment - Passout Day 09:00 - 17:00

Safe to ride

Trainees must complete 4 modules and will be continually supported and assessed over a 12-month period before progressing to further development leading to competency.

All trainee On-Call firefighters must successfully complete Module 1 (Basic Skills) trainees will then be deemed ‘Safe to Ride’ (STR). The trainee will then be attached to their On-Call station and offer availability to respond (in a limited capacity) to emergency incidents.

  • Module 1 - Basic Skills (must be completed by all trainees)
  • Modules 2, 3 & 4 must be completed within 12-month from the start of employment. Trainees can book on course dates set within the 12-month period to receive training on the following elements (each covered under individual modules)
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Extrication
  • Pumping

With the exception of Module 1, trainees can complete the Modules in any order, all four modules must be completed within a Twelve-month period of employment. For example, in January a trainee completes Module 1 and Module 3, on the following course the trainee completes Module 4, and on the last course within the Twelve-month period, Module 2.

We will still be offering the opportunity to complete the full training course (54 days) as a single course for trainees who can commit to the dates supplied.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Sustainability of On-Call Team: - SoOC@notts-fire.gov.uk