Feeling Inspired? 

Our recruitment process for the On-Call firefighter positions has now CLOSED.

Good luck to those of you that applied.


On-Call Firefighter Have A Go Events

Why not come along to one of our Have A Go events? These events give you an insight into life as an On-Call firefighter, the opportunity to speak to current On-Call firefighters and find out more, and the chance to have a go at the seven job-related tests involved in the application process. Anyone is welcome to come to these Have A Go events, regardless of where you live.

The next set of Have A Go events will be scheduled in when we next recruit On-Call firefighters so watch this space for new dates in the future.

Meet the Family

Meet some of our employees and find out what it means to them to be an On-Call firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Harry Ford

Sarah Farnsworth

Robert Morris

What You Need To Know 

To be eligible to apply for one of our On-Call firefighter roles you must meet the essential requirements below:

  • You must live or work within four minutes of these stations, with the exception of Billesdon and Market Bosworth Fire and Rescue Stations, which are six minutes.
  • Be aged 18 years or older by the commencement of the On-Call firefighter training course.
  • Possess a full, valid UK, EEA or EU driving licence.
  • Be prepared to undertake a Disclosure Scotland Basic Check.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Possess a Level Two qualification in English Language and Maths such as grades A-C GCSE or GCE O Level, Grade One CSE or OCR Level Two or, alternatively, you must have successfully completed our literacy and numeracy test.

There are also a number of downloadable documents with more in depth information to help assist you throughout the recruitment process:


The Seven Job Related Tests 

The role of a modern day firefighter is varied and can be physically demanding. Working, sometimes in extreme environmental conditions, for long periods of time, while using heavy equipment, means that a good level of aerobic fitness and good all round strength is required. As a result of this, there are a number of Job Related Tests in the recruitment process that all applicants will be required to complete successfully. All seven Job Related Tests and how you will be required to do them can be seen below: 

Test of Manual Dexterity

Equipment Carrying Exercise

Ladder Climbing Exercise

Ladder Extension Exercise

Stimulated Ladder Lift Exercise

Casualty Evacuation Exercise

Enclosed Space Simulation

Where Are We Recruiting?

Ten of our recruiting On-Call fire and rescue stations are now closed to applications:

What Next?

Our recruitment website is now closed for On-Call firefighter applications. However, if you want further information, feel free to visit our recruitment website:

 If, for any reason, you still require more information, check out our Facebook and Twitter, or feel free to contact us

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