On Call (part-time) firefighters are skilled men and women who offer evening, daytime and weekend cover in addition to their normal, day-to-day activities. Just like their wholetime (full-time) counterparts, they work on the front line protecting their community.
Operating on ‘standby’, they’re not based at station, but must live or work within one mile, and be able to reach their station within five minutes of receiving a call.
They deal with incidents ranging from property fires, road traffic collisions, chemical spills, to animal rescues, flood and storm damage. They also carry out community safety activities, including presentations to school children and safety initiatives with our partners. The cover they provide can be anything from 50 hours a week, or over 100 (including weekends), as well as attending training on drill nights. This is agreed beforehand so it fits in with their personal commitments as well as meeting station requirements.