We are recruiting!

We are recruiting On-Call Firefighters Please visit our recruitment pages for further information.

On-Call Firefighter


The on call element of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service are fundamental to our community safety and emergency response across the county.

On call firefighters are a group of community-spirited people who live or work within a reasonable response time of their local Community Fire Station and are available to respond to emergencies within their communities and across the county.

Expression of interest to join

If you're looking for a new challenge and want to make a difference then why not fill in our online form to find out more.

What you need to consider:

To apply to join the service you don't need any paper qualifications. But you will need to:

  • Work or live within five minutes of a fire station
  • Be physically and medically fit
  • Have good eyesight (unfortunately we may not be able to accept applicants with colour vision deficiency)
  • Have good hearing
  • Have a real interest in the fire service and helping the community of Gloucestershire.

You will also need to consider the following:

  • EU Driving Regulations (for those who drive for a living).
  • EU working time directive.

Personal qualities

Your personal qualities are important to us. We are looking for enthusiastic people from all walks of life, with the common sense, compassion, tact and demeanour to deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations. You will also need to have the ability to work as part of a team.

Interested? Express your interest now

Page updated: 29/06/2021 Page updated by: GFRS

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