Apply to be an on-call firefighter

Do you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station? If so, you could be paid to protect your community as an on-call firefighter.

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service have launched a campaign to recruit on-call firefighters for stations in our area.

They're particularly looking for people to join the stations in:

  • Leaden Roding
  • Thaxted
  • Newport
  • Dunmow
  • Stansted

Essex Fire and Rescue recruitment banner showing a fire engine and caption 'Live or work within 5 minutes of a fire stattion?'

Main duties

On-call firefighters have everyday lives and jobs outside of the fire service and are paid to respond to incidents in their community.

It could be a house fire, a road traffic collision or even a water rescue - on-call firefighters are trained to respond to a variety of incidents. 


You can find further information about the job and how to apply on the Essex Fire and Rescue website.