Same Skills | Different Roles | Be More with On-Call

Same skills, different roles, Be More with On-Call.

Ever wondered if the skills you use in your current role could be used elsewhere? Want to be part of a team and help keep your community safe? Then maybe you could Be More with On-Call!

Throughout the month of August, we’ll be promoting our On-Call Firefighter vacancies across South Wales, highlighting the role and promoting a number of activities, vacancies and events on our channels – so make sure you’re following us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram to find out more!

What is an On-Call Firefighter?

In South Wales, On-Call Firefighters make up almost half of our operational workforce and are people who give up their time to serve their community in return for a salary. They must live or work within around 5 minutes of the station they’re responding to.

At South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, our On-Call Firefighters come from all walks of life. They can be office workers, social media influencers, bar tenders, farmers, students, together with those who are self-employed and not currently employed. We have a range of contracts available that offers flexibility around your current commitments and working patterns.

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 of becoming an On-Call Firefighter?

By becoming an On-Call Firefighter with us, you’ll receive first class training and development opportunities and get the chance to make a real difference where you live or work.

The role of an On-Call Firefighter provides you with a sense of belonging and you can earn on average £8,859 per annum. To find out how much you could earn, see our On-Call Firefighter pay scales. 

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

Where can I find out more information?

Recruitment events and Drill Nights are two ways you can meet with staff or crews to discuss becoming an On-Call Firefighter. Visit our Events Page or see our Drill Night Map to find your local station’s session.

You can also find more information, including what stations are currently recruiting and how to apply, on our On-Call Firefighters Page.

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