Questions about being an on-call firefighter in Royal Berkshire

We’re currently recruiting for on-call firefighters at all seven of our on-call stations across Royal Berkshire.

This includes Mortimer, Lambourn, Hungerford, Crowthorne, Pangbourne, Wargrave and Maidenhead.

Below our staff answer some of the most frequently asked questions about becoming an on-call firefighter. 

Please note that in order to join, you must meet certain requirements, including living or working within a 6-8 minute radius of your local on-call station.

If you would like to apply, please visit:

You can also follow our hashtag on social media: #OnCallForBerkshire

What is an on-call firefighter? 

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How would this work with my primary job?

What happens if I'm successful?

Finally, if you're still not sure whether to apply, here is some advice from our on-call firefighters