Retained fire fighters required
Saturday, 16 November, 2013 - Modified on Saturday, 16 November, 2013 at 7:41 pm
Retained Firefighter’s are a crucial part of the Fire Service - they provide an efficient and effective emergency service to the community of Staffordshire.
What is a Retained Firefighter?
Retained Firefighter’s provide emergency response cover from either their home or work base, which needs to be within five minutes of their local station. After their initial training course, retained Firefighter’s attend weekly drill nights to ensure they maintain their skills, in addition to which there are many more opportunities for training throughout the year. As well as responding to emergencies, retained Firefighter’s can also get involved in community fire safety initiatives in their local area, including home fire risk checks and school visits.
How Can I Become A Retained Firefighter?
In order to become a retained Firefighter you must:
• Live or work within five minutes of your local fire station so you can respond immediately. Your local fire station will have a map detailing the boundaries for the five minute call-out time, please pay them a visit to see whether you fall into this category
• Have a real wish to support your local community
• Have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment
• Have a reasonable level of physical fitness
Many retained Firefighter are in full time employment and have an agreement with their employer to leave work should they be alerted to attend an incident. Others provide cover during nights or weekends. Retained service also appeals to unemployed people.
As a retained Firefighter you will play a full and valuable role in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and you can expect the same respect from the community and have the same job satisfaction as full time Firefighter’s.
If you do live or work within five minutes of a local station and are interested, or would just like to find out more, please visit or contact your local Service Delivery Group without obligation, on any of the Fire Station drill night evenings between the times shown - Brewood, Thursday 1900-2100.
Retained Support Officers
• Damian Armstrong – Western Service Delivery Group
Office: 01785 898723
• Ian Pullen – Eastern Service Delivery Group
Office: 01785 898504
• Tom Casey – Northern Service Deliver Group
Office: 01785 898995