Could you be the difference in Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service?

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is now recruiting wholetime firefighters at stations across the county.

As a highly trained, professional and disciplined service, our staff are ready to respond to any call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. However, our role of protecting the community starts way before any 999 call is made through our prevention work within communities. This includes carrying out safe and well visits, educating children in schools, undertaking business premises checks, carrying out arson prevention work and working with communities to provide advice on fire safety and prevention.

The role however, doesn’t stop there. As a firefighter, you will also be expected to attend a range of incidents from fires, floods, road traffic collisions, animal rescues, water rescues and incidents involving hazardous materials.

To support the campaign, crews from WFRS will be holding engagement days across the county, throughout the month of April. These events will provide anyone interested in applying for a role as a wholetime firefighter, with the opportunity to meet the crews, find out more about the recruitment process and ask any questions about working for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Events will be held at the following locations:

  • Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April: Tesco in Bedworth – between 10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 16 April: Coleshill fire station – between 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 17 April: Kenilworth station – between 12-3pm
  • Wednesday 17 April: Leamington Station – between 6-9pm
  • Thursday 18 April: Nuneaton Station – between 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 23 April: Shipston Station – between 6-9pm
  • Thursday 25 April: Rugby Station – between 6-9pm

If you think you have what it takes to join Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, you can register your interest here: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/wholetimefire-apply

Once the application process has closed, you will be invited to take part in a series of online recruitment tests before proceeding to the next stage of the recruitment process.

Applicants will need to be 18 or over to join the Service.

Talking about the campaign, Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Fire and Rescue and Community Safety said:

“We are delighted to open up the recruitment process for our wholetime firefighters.

“We are very proud of the services we provide to help keep communities safer. However, to do this we need to recruit the best people we can who are truly representative of the many communities we serve. The process is open to all, but we’re actively encouraging applications from female candidates and members of minority communities.

“Firefighters work for their community, protecting them on a daily basis through community work and attending incidents. Each day is different to the next and you will become a part of our fire family.

“This a great opportunity for anyone interested in applying for the role and we look forward to welcoming our new recruits into the service.”

For more information visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/wholetimefirefighters