On-Call Firefighter Recruitment Month – August 2022

Throughout the month of August, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will be celebrating their own ‘On-Call Firefighter Recruitment Month’, highlighting the On-Call Firefighter role and promoting a number of activities, vacancies and events across South Wales.

At South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, our On-Call Firefighters come from all walks of life – from homemakers, emergency service workers, builders, farmers, office workers and directors of companies, together with those who are self-employed and not currently employed. We can also offer flexible working patterns, which can fit around studies, work and family commitments!

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The On-Call role is challenging and rewarding, with full training provided and no previous experience needed to apply.

On-Call Firefighters, just like those who are full-time, respond to fires and special service calls such as road traffic collisions, chemical emergencies, flooding and other natural disasters. They also play a vital role in informing, preventing and educating local communities in fire safety including carrying out safe and well-being visits.


What are the benefits?

By becoming an On-Call Firefighter with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, you’ll receive first class training and development opportunities and a chance to make a real difference.

The role of an On-Call Firefighter is extremely rewarding and provides you with a sense of belonging and the opportunity to make a real difference as well as earning up to £13,800 per annum.

For the full list of benefits, check out and download our On-Call Firefighter Information Booklet.


What’s going on in August?

Recruitment Events:

Come and join us at one of our recruitment events this august where you’ll be able to meet the crews, ask questions, see demonstrations and much more!

Firefighter Fit Sessions:

In our bespoke Firefighter Fit Sessions, you will have the opportunity to test your physical abilities and ask any questions you may have about the role.

These sessions are incredibly popular and often fill up quickly, so don’t forget to register your interest below!

Can’t make any of these dates? Visit our On-Call webpage for more information about the role and how to apply or read on for information about our Drill Nights.

Drill Nights:

One evening every week, On-Call Stations run a training session known as a ‘Drill Night’.

Typically running from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Drill Nights are a great way for those interested in the On-Call Firefighter role to meet with crews, ask any questions they may have and get a taste of the type of work involved.

To find out when your local Station has their drill night, please visit our Drill Night Map Page.


What stations are currently recruiting?

We have 36 On-Call Fire and Rescue Stations located across South Wales, including areas like Bridgend, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly.

A full list of vacancies can be found on our On-Call Firefighters Page.

Already know your local station? Download and complete an application today!

We welcomes applicants from all walks of life to become On-Call Firefighters and serve their communities.