Retained (On Call) Firefighters

If you live within five minutes of your local retained fire station, are 18 or over and looking for an exciting spare time opportunity, becoming a Retained (On Call) Firefighter may be for you.

Whatever your strengths we will bring them out.

We are looking for men and women to join the teams of firefighters in Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. With excellent rates of pay for training and emergency call outs, plus an annual retaining fee, it’s well worth your while.

Who knows - you too could help us put Shropshire’s Safety First.

Shropshire’s On Call Firefighters provide essential fire cover in the county. Of Shropshire’s 23 fire stations, 20 are crewed solely by retained personnel, with further retained crews operating from 2 of the predominantly shift crewed stations.

On Call Firefighters agree to be available for cover for a certain number of hours per week, they carry a pager and must be able to get to the fire station within 5 minutes of a call during these available hours. Many RDS firefighters respond to emergency calls from their normal place of work and once their pager is activated they respond to the station to deal with the incident.

Their role calls for courage, determination, self-motivation and above all a desire to serve the community in which they live and work.

To be considered for the position, please complete the below application form and return it to Human Resources, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, Headquarters, St Michael's Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2HJ or email it to the following email address