Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Station 85 Saffron Walden

Fire Station
Hill Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1EH

t: 01376 576800

We're an on-call station and our training night is on a Thursday.

We're currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Saffron Walden Fire Station: Let’s have a chat

Come along to have a look around the station and chat to our firefighters to find out if it’s the role for you. Drop in on a training night, which take place every Thursday 7pm - 9pm.

What is an on-call firefighter?
On-call firefighters protect their local area by responding to incidents such as fires and road traffic collisions as well as community safety work.

You’ll need to live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station so that you can respond quickly when paged. You’ll also need to be over 18 years of age and physically fit. Find out more about on-call firefighters.

Ready to apply?
Already know about on-call firefighting and ready to apply? Apply now.

Any questions?
Contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 01376 576121 or email

Live somewhere else?
We're recruiting for on-call firefighters all over Essex - find out where else now.

More information

Incidents called to in 2021/22

False alarm 161
Fire 120
Special service* 133
Total 414

*Examples of a special service include attending a road traffic collision, animal rescue and dealing with hazardous materials and flooding.

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