Being a firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service offers you an exciting and rewarding career with a real opportunity for progression. In order to give you some practical hands-on experience of what being a firefighter entails, we are putting on a number of ‘Have A Go’ days. These ‘Have A Go’ days will be taking place over the course of the next few months, and on these days you will be able to:
By putting on these days, the Service hopes to encourage more women, BAMEs, LGBT+ and those with certain disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) to attend and consider becoming a firefighter. This will hopefully enable us to have a diverse workforce that better represents the local communities within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that we serve. The ‘Have A Go’ days will be listed below when they have been confirmed, so please keep an eye on this page.
Meet some of our employees and find out what it means to them to be a firefighter at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
To be eligible to apply for one of our new wholetime firefighter roles you must meet the essential requirements below:
There are also a number of downloadable documents with more in depth information to help assist you throughout the recruitment process:
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 Test
Simulated Ladder Lift Exercise
Casualty Evacuation Exercise
Enclosed Space Simulation
Our recruitment website is currently closed but will open for Wholetime Firefighter applications in October. If you are interested in any other positions the Service may have available, visit our recruitment website now:
If for any reason you still require more information, please feel free to contact us.