How to apply


You can apply to join our team as a firefighter, between the below application window dates, through our dedicated application portal. Before you do so, though, we ask that you ensure you meet the criteria outlined below and have a read through of the documents at the bottom of this page.


Application criteria:

  • 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 the team at your local station and they will be able to help you gauge whether or not you are close enough.
  • You must be able to attend training - which may involve taking time off work and attending our Service Development Centre at evenings and weekends.
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date that your training begins.
  • 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 station staff or contact our HR team.

For more information on the job related tests that we require all our applicants to pass see our Job Related Test page.


Useful documents

Below are links to documents you might find useful in applying.

Firefighter Fitness Booklet 2018.pdf

Firefighter Recruitment - Medical Information.pdf

Firefighter Person Specification.pdf

Firefighter Selection Process.pdf

Firefighter Recruitment Process - Stages.pdf

Firefighter Terms and Conditions - Summary.pdf

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