Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Recruitment day for Burnham, Tollesbury, Tillingham and Maldon residents

Do you live, work or own a business in Maldon, Burnham, Tillingham and Tollesbury?

We are holding a multi-station recruitment day at Maldon fire station on Saturday 12 January for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming an on-call firefighter in all four locations.

On-call firefighters are paid for the work they do and often carry out their role alongside their main employment; whether that's by leaving their job when they are called out, or offering cover once they finish their shift. 

Station Manager Karen Nicoll said:

"Because of the local risks and road access, Burnham and Tillingahm are what we call, 'joint key stations' - they can never be ‘off the run’ at the same time, and if this happens then another crew is called in from another fire station.

"This can sometimes produce a domino effect - moving one crew could see cover adjusted around the county, so if Burnham was fully crewed, in turn it would help out the other parts of the county."

“Supporting on-call firefighters, whether it’s by becoming one yourself or releasing your employees to provide cover, is the ultimate show of community spirit.

“Without your support we simply could not deliver our mission of keeping Essex a safe place to live, work and travel.”

To be an on-call firefighter you need to be physically fit, over 18 years old and live or work five minutes away from the on-call fire station.

Drop into Maldon Fire Station on Saturday 12 January anytime between 10am to 4pm to talk to our crew and recruitment team.

For more information on becoming an on-call firefighter visit

To find out more about why Essex relies on our county's eastern fire stations read our recent news article: Burnham, Tollesbury, Tillingham and Maldon: our county's eastern fire stations

To hear the story of Burnham's most recent on-call firefighter read our recent news article: On-call firefighter Dan undergoes surgery in bid to achieve his dream

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