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Hav A Go

Have you thought about becoming a firefighter, but not taken the next step?

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:

  • Find out more about the fitness level requirements
  • Find out more about what the job entails
  • Speak to current firefighters about how they find the job
  • Speak to one of our Recruitment Champions

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 and these can be seen below:  Saturday 25th February – ALL DAY [10:00-16:00] (Women) – Birstall Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE4 3BS Monday 6th March – MORNING [10:00-13:00] (Women and BME) – Wigston Fire and Rescue Station, Wigston, LE18 1PB Thursday 9th March – MORNING [10:00-13:00] (Women and BME) – Wigston Fire and Rescue Station, Wigston, LE18 1PB Sunday 12th March – MORNING [09:00-12:00] (Women and BME) – Melton Mowbray Fire and Rescue Station, Melton, LE18 1PB Sunday 12th March – AFTERNOON [14:00-17:00] (Women and BME) – Oakham Fire and Rescue Station, Oakham, LE15 6BQ Thursday 16th March – MORNING [10:00-13:00] (Women and BME) – Wigston Fire and Rescue Station, Wigston, LE18 1PB Saturday 18th March – AFTERNOON [14.00 – 17.00] (Women and BME) – Hinckley Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE10 1LW Sunday 19 March – AFTERNOON [14:00 – 17:00] (Women and BME) – Southern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE3 1WZ Saturday 25th March – MORNING [10.00 – 13.00] (Women and BME) – Eastern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE5 0NH Saturday 25 March – AFTERNOON [14:00 – 17:00] (Women and BME) – Southern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE3 1WZ Sunday 26th March – MORNING [10.00 – 13.00] (Women and BME) – Eastern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE5 0NH Saturday 1st April – MORNING [10:00 – 14:00] (Women) – Birstall Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE4 3BS Saturday 1st April – AFTERNOON [14:00 – 18:00] (BME) – Birstall Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE4 3BS Sunday 2nd April – MORNING [10:00 – 14:00] (Women) – Birstall Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE4 3BS Sunday 2nd April – AFTERNOON [14:00 – 18:00] (BME) – Birstall Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester, LE4 3BS To register your interest in one of our Positive Action ‘Have A Go’ days click the button below:

Meet the Team

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

Angela Beresford

James Dawes

Matthew Moore

What You Need To Know 

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

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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 Test

Simulated Ladder Lift Exercise 

Casualty Evacuation Exercise 

Enclosed Space Simulation 

What Next?

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.

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