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Would you like to become an on-call firefighter in 2020?

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for on-call (retained) firefighters at seven of its fire stations across Berkshire.

Although these individuals are not based on fire stations, on-call firefighters are an essential part of the Service and usually live or work within 6-8 minutes (as detailed below) of their local on-call fire station and are ready to respond to any emergency when required. Find out more on our On-Call Firefighter page.

Firefighter Selection Testing (FST) weekends

Four testing weekends are planned per year and will be held at the Whitley Wood Training Centre in Reading. This testing involves physical tests. Find out about these on the Physical Tests page.

To register for any of these events, please email: 

  • 25/26 January 2020
  • 20/21 June 2020
  • 5/6 September 2020
  • 21/22 November 2020
Recruitment Awareness Events

Recruitment Awareness dates will be held once per month, at each local station (or at a nearby community venue if required). Here are the planned events for 2020, all events begin at 10am unless specified.

  • Wargrave – 28 March and 4 July 2020
  • Pangbourne – 9 May and 24 October 2020
  • Mortimer – 7 March and 3 October 2020
  • Lambourn– 1 February 2020 and 26 September 2020
  • Hungerford – 06 June and 7 November 2020
  • Maidenhead – 11 January and 25 July 2020

Please ensure you arrive at the station for 10am. The event will be finished by 2pm at the latest, depending on numbers.

If you have any questions, please email the recruitment team