There are no height requirements.
You need to maintain a level of fitness and will be tested during the selection process.
If you're successful in the selection process, your on-call contract will be suspended during training.
If you're currently serving outside our eligible postcodes, you can still apply - just contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've signed up to the Armed Forced Covenant to treat those who serve in the armed forces, or who have served, with fairness and respect.
To make sure everyone has an equal chance of applying, we don't make special provisions for current or former military personnel.
Your experience may help you with discipline and fitness, but there's much more to the role of a modern firefighter.
There's no process for direct transfer into the Fire and Rescue Service, just as there's no process for firefighters to transfer directly into the military.
If you are a reservist within any of the British Reserve Forces who is required to boost the capability of Regular Units during military operations, you will not be able to train with your unit during your 16 weeks of basic training.
You will be able to complete reservist training once you have completed your 16-week firefighter training but your release will need to be authorised subject to global crewing levels.
We would not be able to support any deployments within your first 2 years whilst you are a firefighter in development. You will be required to declare your non-deploy ability to the Ministry of Defence.
If you've completed a selection process with another fire service, you'll still need to complete our process, so all applicants are assessed the same way.
If you work for another fire service, take a look at our wholetime transfer opportunities.
We welcome applicants of any nationality. However:
We accept candidates with tattoos, unless they could be construed as discriminatory, violent, intimidating or offensive to any religion or belief - regardless of where they appear on your body.
We accept candidates with body piercings, but they must be removed when on duty. For health and safety reasons, we won't accept candidates with cavities from body modifications (such as flesh tunnels or ear stretchers) unless they can be surgically corrected.
You must keep most of your face and neck free of hair or stubble because it affects the seal of our breathing apparatus. You can have facial hair that doesn't interfere with the seal, like a moustache or a small goatee.