Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service - on-call firefighters recruitment

We are recruiting on-call firefighters at 27 fire stations in Cumbria.

On-call firefighters are a vital part of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service; working in towns or villages, from home or their place of work. On average, you could be called out 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of hours. It's not a problem if you aren't available all of the time.

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2018.

On Call Firefighter Information (PDF 52kb)

If you are interested in becoming an on call firefighter please contact Kasey Grainger, the on call recruitment officer, to discuss further. Email

  • You must be 18 or older, and live or work within 5 minutes of a fire station.

  • You'll need enthusiasm, willingness to work in a team environment and a desire to support your local community.

  • Retaining fee starting at £ 2,224 a year for trainee and rising up to £ 2,964 a year for competent firefighter providing cover of 120 hours a week. The annual retainer fee for providing cover of less than 120 hours a week is £ 1,737 for a firefighter developing their skills, rising to £ 2,223 when competent.

  • Full training in the core skills of a role as a firefighter.

  • Four weeks paid leave a year, rising to five weeks of annual leave after five years of continual service.

  • Membership of the Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2015 is automatic for all new entrants.