Hertfordshire is recruiting the next generation of firefighters

Published: 24 Jul 2019

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s firefighter recruitment process has officially opened.

The Service is looking for resilient, fit, and community-minded candidates to become firefighters in 2020 as it builds a fire service that’s fit for the future.

Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen said: “As we open up the recruitment process, we’re reaching out to people who want to help keep their community safe through this exciting role.

“You’ll need to be physically fit and mentally tough, but we also need people who can act with initiative, solve problems, communicate well and be calm under pressure.

“It’s a career where you get to work as part of a close and supportive team, making a real difference to your community, and where no two days are the same.

“We’re actively encouraging applications from women, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people.

“We’re doing this because at the moment these groups are under-represented in our service and it’s important to us that our workforce better represents the communities we serve. But the process, is of course, open to anyone who wants to apply. All candidates will need to pass every stage of the process to be successful.”

There’s more to being a firefighter than you might think. You’ll be responding to emergencies as well as working with your local community to help keep them safe. Find out more and apply online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/beafirefighter