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Wholetime firefighter

Our firefighters have one of the most respected jobs within the community: responding to incidents, preventing them from happening and protecting West Yorkshire citizens and property.

They work alongside other services, whether they’re part of local government provision – such as Social Services – or one of our blue light partners, the Police or Ambulance service.

Wholetime firefighters are permanently based at, and mobilised from a fire station.

They respond to incidents ranging from house, commercial/industrial and rubbish fires, rescuing people or animals, road traffic accidents, dealing with hazardous materials and floods, to salvage operations.

They also have an important role to play in delivering the organisation’s fire prevention and protection programmes. Our firefighters also work closely with members of West Yorkshire communities to prevent fires and accidents from starting. This includes carrying out community safety checks and fire safety inspections, visiting homes, schools, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses throughout West Yorkshire.

Firefighter assembling extended ladder
Two firefighters using hose

They are responsible for taking part in drill training, taking part in scenarios, attending lectures, maintaining, cleaning and testing fire service equipment and performing general station routines. This ensures they maintain their competence levels.

To find out more about becoming a wholetime firefighter go to:

(Please note wholetime Recruitment is closed for the foreseeable future.)

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