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Our online application form for full-time firefighter recruitment is now open.

The online application process will be open until Friday 7 April 2017

Click here to apply online.

Those candidates that are successful after the first stage will be invited to take further online tests between 10 – 21 April 2017.

Candidates will be notified directly by email at each stage of the process.

To be a firefighter requires special skills and qualities. Effective communication skills are needed to deal with the public at safety events and in their homes, but the ability to work under pressure as part of a team at operational incidents remains key.

The role of the Fire and Rescue Service has changed incredibly in the last few years with firefighters facing many different challenges. For example, firefighters deal with environmental issues such as floods and storms, attend an increasing number of health related incidents and respond to the growing threat of terrorism. Firefighters are therefore expected to be even more adaptable than ever before.

Firefighter's annual starting salary is £22,237, rising to nearly £30,000 after three years of work based training. All the details are on the Service's website at