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We’re recruiting on-call firefighters at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station.


South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is converting to an on-call fire station on 31 July, 2022.

We’re recruiting on-call firefighters who live or work within 5 minutes of our fire station.

On-call firefighters are paid to protect their local community by responding to incidents such as fires and road traffic collisions as well as giving safety advice in their community.

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.

 

We’re holding our first on-call firefighter training course at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station next week and you can drop in on the sessions below to meet some of the new recruits and watch them train. We’re also holding drop in sessions on some of our drill nights.
Come and find out more about the role at a drop in session below:
  • Wednesday 16 March – 2pm – 5pm – Come along to watch our new recruits during their training course
  • Monday 21 March – 7pm – 9pm – Come along to watch our drill night
  • Friday 25 March – 10am – 1pm – Come along to watch our new recruits during their training course

Information about South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station:

South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is currently 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 on 31 July, 2022 and are currently recruiting on-call firefighters at South Woodham Ferrers Station who can cover during the day, evenings, weekends or a mixture of all three.

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

We are looking to recruit a further six to seven new recruits.

On-call firefighters at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station responded to 99 incidents in 2019/2020.

Of those 99 incidents, 39 calls were to fires, 35 were false alarms and 25 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 about the incidents attended by South Woodham Ferrers firefighters by following the team on Facebook: /www.facebook.com/SouthWoodhamFerrersFireStation/

Ready to apply?

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

Any questions?

Call: 07971 584402 – Kim Polley, On-Call Liaison Officer

Email: mailbox.OCLO@essex-fire.gov.uk

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South Woodham Ferrers

Fire Station
Ferrers Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex
CM3 5XH