“One minute you could be sitting at home and the next minute you can be sitting on a fire engine.”

Perhaps you see yourself working as part of a close-knit team, maybe you would like to gain skills that others simply don’t have or you just want to make a difference. Fancy a job that earns you extra money and fits around your work and family commitments? #oncallfire

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  • “The advantages of working from home and being an on-call firefighter means I can manage my time effectively”

    Ian and Keri both work from home whilst being an on-call firefighter. This means that when they are at home they respond to the fire station when their pager goes off.

  • “My daughter is always introducing me to others as ‘my dad the firefighter’.”

    Dad-of-four Shahbaz, 47, says his understanding of Asian culture and languages has proved invaluable when working in the community. He enjoys the sharing and learning of new skills and the sense of friendship and belonging that’s hard to find in other jobs.

  • “Being an on-call firefighter isn’t just about fighting fires.”

    Shannon, 23, who also works as a care assistant, says she loves the excitement and adrenaline the job brings and the family feel of fire service life. One minute she can be out working in the community the next on a fire engine with sirens blaring on her way to save somebody.

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