Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Wholetime Firefighters

When they are called to an emergency, firefighters could be dealing with any type of major or minor incident.  As well as fires they could be called to road, rail or air collisions, floods, chemical spills and rescuing people trapped in lifts or other confined spaces.

As well as fighting fires and attending incidents, firefighters are also called upon to provide community education and advice on fire safety.

A part of a firefighter’s role is to encourage a safe community, to prevent fires and emergencies before they happen and to make sure people understand the risks of fire and what they can do to protect themselves.

Firefighters take part in a wide variety of activities, such as giving talks to schools, visiting community groups, fitting smoke alarms in homes and advising homeowners on protecting their properties from fire risks. 

Firefighters therefore have to be good at communicating and interacting with diverse groups of people within the Community we serve.  As well as having a variety of personal skills such as understanding, reliability, flexibility, determination, self-motivation and the ability to work within a team.

We are not currently recruiting for wholetime firefighters. 
Please continue to monitor our website for updates on future wholetime firefighter recruitment.

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