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Career progression

Firefighters have the opportunity to progress. If the right skills, attitude and abilities are shown it is soon possible to be leading crews, watches or fire stations. Other routes through the organisation involve becoming a specialist in areas such as fire safety, fire investigation, technical rescue or command support.

Crew Managers are mainly responsible for fire appliances and their crew. They may also take charge of smaller incidents and provide support to watch managers.

Watch Managers lead a number of smaller teams at larger incidents. They may also work in areas such as fire safety inspection.

Station Managers are mainly responsible for effective service delivery at one or more stations. They may also command larger incidents.

We also have Watch Managers and Station Managers working in specialist roles.

Group Managers are responsible for ensuring our services are delivered effectively across a geographic area (North Bank or South Bank) or manage teams in Community Safety or Operations.

Area Managers / Directors are responsible for strategic areas such as Operations and Safety. They may command large incidents.

The Deputy Chief Fire Officer has strategic responsibility for our Operations directorate and directly supports the Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive.

The Chief Fire Officer leads Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and is responsible for ensuring the Service delivers its strategic objectives, keeping the people and properties in the Humberside area safe.