Would you like to ‘Have a Go’ at being an On-Call firefighter?

Throughout March and April, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are running ‘Have a Go’ events for everyone interested in being an On-Call firefighter. These events will give a real overview of the role, including information on what your time commitment would be, as well as the strength and fitness expectations required.

Recruitment and Retention Officer, Caroline Anderson explained: “Being an On-Call firefighter is a big commitment. But being in a team of likeminded, professional people while learning life skills you never expected to, is both rewarding and fun. Why wouldn’t you want to be paid to help your community, it’s probably the best job in the world!”

Find our more!
Below is the list of dates and Fire Station venues. If you’re interested in finding out more about these On-Call opportunities, email your expression of interest to haveagoday@dsfire.gov.uk please note the deadline dates for each event.

Names will be accepted on a first come first served basis. This opportunity is for EVERYONE over the age of 18 who wants to do something new and challenging.

Group Venue Date Covering Recruiting Stations
Somerset East Martock Fire Station Saturday March 30th0930 – 1300

Deadline Monday March 25th

Cheddar, Wells, Shepton Mallett, Frome, Street, Castle Cary, Somerton, Wincanton, Chard, Crewkerne
South Devon Totnes Fire Station Saturday April 6th

0930 – 1300

Deadline Monday April 1st

Ashburton, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge
West Devon Plympton Fire Station Sunday April 7th

0930 – 1300

Deadline Tuesday April 2nd  

Tavistock, Princetown, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Crownhill, Plymstock, Ivybridge, Modbury, Kingston
Somerset West Williton Fire Station Sunday April 14th

0930 – 1300

Deadline Monday April 8th

Nether Stowey, Wiveliscombe, Dulverton, Lynton, Porlock, Bampton, Wellington, Burnham
Central North Hatherleigh Fire Station Saturday April 27th

0930 – 1300

Deadline Tuesday April 23rd

Holsworthy, Okehampton, North Tawton, Chulmleigh, Appledore,Torrington, Braunton, Woolacombe, Barnstaple, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Witheridge
Central East Exmouth Fire Station Sunday April 28th

0930 – 1300

Deadline Wednesday April 24th

Tiverton, Cullompton, Honiton, Crediton, Ottery, Colyton, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh, Topsham, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Dawlish, Teignmouth