Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service - on-call firefighters recruitment

We are currently only recruiting on-call firefighters at Barrow Fire Station. If you are interested in becoming an on-call firefighter at other stations, please contact Kasey Grainger, the on-call recruitment officer, Email: for information and to register your interest.  You can also call into your fire station during training nights to find out more about the job role. Details of training nights can be found in each station profile via the 'find my fire station' page.

Learn more about the role of an on-call Firefighter:

  • 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 £ 2,339 a year for trainee and rising up to £ 2,993 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 £ 1,754.25 for a firefighter developing their skills, rising to £ 2,244.75 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' Pention Scheme 2015 is automatic for all new entrants.