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On-Call Firefighter

Job Reference surreycc/TP/288913/225

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
National On-Call Firefighter pay structure
Working Hours:
54 hours of availability per week
Reigate, Surrey
Job Category:
Fire and Rescue
Chief Executive Office
CEO - Comm Prot & Eme

Job Introduction

Working as a Firefighter in an On-Call capacity requires dedicated people who give above and beyond their normal work day to protect their local community. You may have other commitments or full-time employment outside of the fire service but able respond to emergency calls within your local area as and when required.

You will have a varied role in supporting your community by;

  • Delivering community fire safety- visiting schools, youth clubs and other organisations offering advice to the local community
  • Responding to fires, road, rail or air collisions, widespread flooding and emergencies that may involve hazardous materials.
  • Other duties including fire hydrant inspections, equipment maintenance and testing and general station routines

When responding to emergencies you will receive a retaining fee, turnout fee and additional hourly rate payments. The range of duties and opportunities to earn more continue to expand. 

At Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, we believe it is essential to embed our commitment to the Core Code of Ethics and particularly equality, diversity and inclusion, into every aspect of our work. This is a dual responsibility applying both to our outward facing, community-focussed activities, and to our internal responsibilities to people and volunteers. 

Our vision is that everyone representing Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will be community role model.

These include:

  • Putting our communities first
  • Integrity
  • Dignity and respect
  • Leadership
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion


In addition to the eligibility to join SFRS criteria you must also

  • Be able respond within four to seven minutes of an alarm, on foot or by vehicle at normal road speeds to your local On-Call Fire Station
  • You must be available to respond for 54 hours a week. You can find out more about this under the 'Your working week' section.
  • You must be 18 years old to join the service
  • You must possess a valid manual driving license.

For further information about this role, please see our On-Call firefighter recruitment - Surrey County Council (

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from applicants who possess a Cat B manual driving license

We look forward to welcoming you to our Service soon!

This form is only for the position of an On-Call Firefighter. Unfortunately submitted forms will not be accepted as applying for the position of Wholetime Firefighter.