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Apply to be an on-call firefighter

We’re a mixed crewing station, meaning one of our fire engines is crewed by wholetime firefighters – firefighters who work full-time shift patterns and are based at the fire station. The second is crewed by on-call firefighters – their training night is on a Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.

We’re not recruiting on-call firefighters at Clacton Fire Station.

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.

Ready to apply?
Already know about on-call firefighting and ready to apply? Apply now.

Any questions?
Contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 01376 576698 or email

Live somewhere else?
We’re recruiting for on-call firefighters all over Essex – find out where else now.


Clacton Fire Station
St John's Road
CO16 8DB