On-Call Firefighting

As part of the role, on-call (retained) firefighters receive an annual wage plus additional payments for attending drill nights, training and any incidents. On average, On-Call firefighters provide between 40 and 120 hours cover per week to help serve their local community.

Currently, there is a shortage of on-call firefighters within Berkshire particularly in our small towns or rural areas. The most important attributes of an on-call firefighter are self-motivation, compassion, commitment and teamwork.

There are a number of on-call recruitment events held throughout the year so be sure to take a look. 

Essential requirements for the role:

  • You must live or work within a 6-8 minute radius of your local retained station.
  • Be aged 18 and over.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be able to attend a Monday night drill night once a week.
  • Be passionate about serving your community.