Our November 2023 on-call firefighter squad

On-call firefighter

If you're looking to become an on-call firefighter, you've come to the right place!

We have more than 500 on-call firefighters in Essex. They're all paid to protect their communities and some have served with us for more than 40 years. They cover more than three quarters of fire stations in Essex and our on-call firefighter model is similar to one used all over the world.

Our on-call firefighters all live or work within five minutes of the fire station and are paged when there is an incident. 

This means they're not based at the fire station full time and they can go about their daily business like working other jobs or spending time in their community. All while helping to keep the fire station available when needed.  

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