Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment - How to Apply

Could you be who we're looking for? By choosing to become a firefighter with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service you will be taking on an exciting and demanding role that will not only change your life but also help save the lives of others.

The online application process has now closed.

As a firefighter with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, you will be able to demonstrate operational excellence, personal accountability and a commitment to your own development. You will have unique problem solving skills, a flexible approach and demonstrate the personal qualities, behaviour, attitude and 'One Team' concept expected for all staff working for the County Councils Fire and Rescue Service.

Our online recruitment process is designed to make an initial assessment of your potential to work as a firefighter using a range of specifically designed questions which examine the qualities and basic knowledge required for the role. Firefighter recruitment is always a competitive process, with an extremely high number of applicants competing for a low number of positions, therefore it will be necessary to only take the highest performing individuals at each stage of the selection process to progress to the next level.

While completing your application it is essential that you read each question carefully to ensure that you are responding exactly as you would like. You should also ensure that you answer all questions before submitting your response. Failure to answer all questions may result in your application being unsuccessful.

Make sure you have read all of the available information on our website and recruitment micro site in relation to the role of a firefighter, the recruitment process and the eligibility criteria for these positions.