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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.

Kirk will be available between Monday 20 July – Friday 26 July between 9am and 5pm. He can answer questions about the on-call firefighter role, recruitment process and fitness requirements.

 

Upcoming events

Monday 20 July – Friday 26 July:

We’ll be holding a recruitment week from 20 July – 26 July where you can book a virtual meeting with Kirk Collins, On-Call Liaison Officer at Dovercourt Fire Station, to ask any questions you have about being an on-call firefighter. 

Information about Dovercourt Fire Station:

Dovercourt Fire Station is a day-crewed fire station which means there are firefighters in the fire station during the day Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Outside of those times, on-call firefighters respond when alerted by pager.

We’re converting to an on-call station and are currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Dovercourt Fire Station who can cover during the day, evenings, weekends or a mixture of all three. 

If you live or work within 5 minutes of Dovercourt Fire Station, you could be an on-call firefighter who is paid to protect their community. 

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

Jamie Bliss

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.

Read more: https://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Meet_Jamie_an_on-call_firefighter_in_Dovercourt/

James Hennessy

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.

Read more: https://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Meet_James_an_on-call_firefighter_in_Dovercourt/

Ready to apply?

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

Any questions?

Contact the On-Call Recruitment Team by phone: 01376 576698 or email mailbox.OCLO@essex-fire.gov.uk

Live somewhere else?

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

Dovercourt

Fire Station
Fronks Road
Dovercourt
Essex
CO12 4JE