Essex recruiting on-call firefighters

Harry Clack

Harry Clack, an Essex on-call firefighter - Credit: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is holding an online Q&A session for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter.

The event on Thursday March 4 at 7pm will discuss how on-call firefighters respond to emergency calls but have flexible hours to fit around study, work and family commitments.

Applicants must be at least 18, have a strong desire to support the community, enthusiasm for working in a team, a reasonable level of fitness and live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station.

Moira Bruin, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at ECFRS, said:  “On-call firefighters are a vital part of most UK fire and rescue services, and at ECFRS three-quarters of our fire stations are crewed by on-call firefighters.

“Working in the fire service means you become part of a close-knit team, earn extra money and receive full and ongoing training.”

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To book for the free Q&A, visit

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