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Keep up to date with life at Avon Fire on our blog.

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Work your way up to achieving the 35KG shoulder press

We know that the 35KG shoulder press is one of our more challenging fitness tests so we've worked with our trainers to put together a number of exercises you can practice in your home that will help you progress towards achieving the 35

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We are recruiting for a new Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive

Based at: Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, North Somerset

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 42 Hours per week (required to work additional hours commensurate with role)

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Firefighters turn ambulance drivers to support SWASFT

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) have committed over 12,000 hours to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) since the height of the pandemic, to support emergency service colleagues and ultimately, save lives.<

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Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE)

Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s (AF&RS) mission is to provide the highest standard and best value service to the community.

Speed interviews

Navigating the speed interview

If you score sufficiently at shortlisting then you will be invited to complete the fitness and strength tests and speed interviews.

Application form

Application form - Dos and Don'ts

For those of you who will be successful in the eligibility stage, there are several more stages to the application process, including online assessments, interviews, practical and physical tests.


Application Form – Values

This year, the application form and what we are looking for from applicants has slightly changed.

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Application Form - Personal statement

One of the key parts of the application form is your personal statement, which at just 1,500 must clearly show exactly why you would fit well with Avon Fire & Rescue Service, and what experience you would bring to the role.

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Application Form - Shortlisting

If you are working your way through the application process, there will be a short delay where you will not hear from us. 

Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis, including your junk/spam folders.

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Interview tips and information

The interview lasts one hour and will comprise of six set questions which are the same for all candidates. It will be conducted by a panel of two members of staff.