Role of an on-call firefighter
- On-call firefighters are notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty.
- On-call firefighters will book themselves available to provide cover for an agreed number of hours per week, if a fire call comes in during their hours of availability, they must reach the fire station within the allocated time, usually within five minutes of receiving the pager message.
- Some of our on-call firefighters are in full-time employment with an agreement from their employers to leave work and attend fire calls.
- The hours they are available for fire calls can vary to suit their personal and professional circumstances, with many of our staff fitting their on-call duties around full-time jobs and childcare commitments. It's a flexible role that is both rewarding and challenging.
Our on-call stations