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 on what being a firefighter entails, we are putting on a number of ‘Have A Go’ days.
These 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 and people from a BME background to attend and consider becoming a firefighter. This will hopefully enable us to get a diverse workforce that better represents the local communities within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that we served. We have a number of confirmed dates which can be seen below. Please note that no appointment is necessary, just drop in at a time that is convenient for you.
To register your interest in one of our Positive Action ‘Have A Go’ days click the button below:
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 opens for applications on Monday 10 April at 09:00 hours and will close on Monday 17 April at 09:00 hours. If you want to take that next step, apply by visiting our recruitment site now:
If for any reason you still require more information, please feel free to contact us.