Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Current Vacancies

Wholetime firefighters:

Applications are now closed as we’ve reached 1200. Thanks for your support and interest and good luck to everyone who applied.

Once you’ve registered you’ll receive an email and text message confirming you have secured one of the 1200 places.

The next step is to complete information on your employment history, references, criminal convictions and equality and diversity monitoring info – you have until midday Friday 26 April to submit this.

If you have any issues please email or call 01376 576445.

On-call firefighters:

On-call firefighters are a vital part of today’s fire and rescue service: They are people who get paid to protect their local community.

Visit to start your on-call firefighter journey. 

If you would like further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 01376 576698 or email or drop by your local station to talk to the officer in charge.

Support staff vacancies:

All current vacancies are advertised on our website

If you have any queries in relation to our vacancies please contact the Recruitment Team on 01376 576121 or email

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