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We’re currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Dovercourt Fire Station: 

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.

Meet Dovercourt firefighters

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.

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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 576124 or email:

Live somewhere else?

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


Fire Station
Fronks Road
CO12 4JE