We’re currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Dovercourt Fire Station: Let’s have a chat
On-call firefighters are paid to protect their local area by responding to incidents such as fires and road traffic collisions as well as community safety work.
You’ll need to live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station so that you can respond quickly when paged. You’ll also need to be over 18 years of age and physically fit. Find out more about on-call firefighters.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re unable to welcome visitors at the fire station but can offer virtual meetings with our On-Call Liaison Officers to answer any questions you have about being an on-call firefighter.
To arrange a meeting with Kirk Collins, On-Call Liaison Officer at Dovercourt Fire Station, please email mailbox.OCLO@essex-fire.gov.uk with your name, phone number/email address, preferred date/time for a virtual meeting and meeting type preference – Microsoft Teams, FaceTime or phone call.
We’re holding a training course at Dovercourt Fire Station from 19 April, 2021. Apply online and you could be one of our next recruits training at our fire station.
In 2019/2020, Dovercourt firefighters responded to 215 incidents.
Of those 215 incidents, 76 calls were to fires, 77 were false alarms and 62 were special service incidents which could be helping to cut someone out of a vehicle following a collision, rescuing an animal or helping our police and ambulance colleagues.
You can find out more about the incidents attended by Dovercourt firefighters by following the team on Facebook.
Meet Dovercourt firefighters
Crew Manager Dan Davis and Firefighters Jamie Bliss and Terry Page have given an insight into why they became on-call firefighters at Dovercourt Fire Station.
Jamie Bliss, 41, is a postman and is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter.
“I wanted to give more back to the community and make Essex a safer place,” says Jamie. “My dad influenced me as he was an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt for 27 years.”
Jamie provides between 105-115 hours cover a week at Dovercourt Fire Station in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. He is paid an hourly rate for the time he can be on-call and a further pay out when he is called out to an incident.
James Hennessy, 34, is a depot foreman with a traffic management company who is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt.
James became an on-call firefighter because he wanted to be more involved with his local community. “I am a people person and new to Dovercourt,” says James. “I have met a lot new friends by joining the Fire Service.”
While working full time, James provides 90 hours cover a week overnight in the week and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. He is paid an hourly rate for the time he can be on-call and a further pay out when he is called out to an incident.