We’re currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Burnham-on-Crouch Fire Station: Let’s have a chat
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 an On-Call Liaison Officer, 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.
What is an on-call firefighter?
On-call firefighters 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.
Meet Firefighter Daniel Remfry
Firefighter Daniel Remfry has been an on-call firefighter at Burnham-on-Crouch Fire Station for nearly four years.
While providing on-call cover at the fire station, Daniel works for Kevin Nash Group which specialises in manufacturing fishing tackle and bait.
“I am very grateful to them for allowing me to be on-call while at work,” Daniel says.
He could be paged at any minute of the day and has to get to the fire station within 5 minutes from his work, home or if he’s out and about in the town.
Daniel never knows what he’ll get called to, it could be a house fire, flooding, a road traffic collision or a field fire. Firefighters are trained to deal with a variety of incidents.
“It’s always been something I have wanted to do from a young age. I have always liked helping people and wanted to give something back to the community.
“My favourite part is the varied training that we receive, there’s always something new to learn and the best part is going out on call outs and helping members of the community when they need it the most,” says Daniel.
“To anyone considering joining, I would say do your research on our website (join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call) into what you need to do to get in and make sure your fitness is up to the required standard. Arrange to visit your local on-call fire station and speak to the crew about what would be expected of you and watch them drill for a few weeks so you can get a good idea of what we do and get to know the crew and show willing to want to learn.
“Once you’ve joined you will not regret it, it’s the most rewarding job knowing that you’re helping people when they need it the most.”
Daniel’s top advice to help you stay safe and to prevent incidents is: “Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home or premises and test them every Tuesday. Also make sure you have an escape plan in the event of a fire.”
Find out more about our on-call firefighters at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call
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