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

Read about Dan Kelly

My Story: Dan Kelly

Prior to joining the fire service, Daniel was a prison officer at HMP Bristol. He wanted a role that presented him with challenges on a daily basis.

sign saying information

Useful information about the Wholetime recruitment process for March 2020

Avon Fire & Rescue Service Wholetime Firefighter recruitment opens on 16th March 2020 at 12 noon and closes on 23rd March at 12 noon.

Firefighter Tim Jones

My Story: Tim Jones

Tim travelled the world with the army for 13 and half years before joining Avon Fire & Rescue Service, serving as a radio operator and military photographer.

Greg and Watch

My Story: Gregory Streete

Before joining Avon Fire and Rescue Service, Gregory Streete was a basketball player for the Bristol Flyers, a coach and youth worker.

Speed interviews

Navigating the speed interview

By Sarah Collins

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

Ruth Guy

Being a Mum and a Firefighter

By Ruth Guy

I joined the fire service in 2003 at the age of 23. My brother was a firefighter at the time & he loved it, so I decided to train hard & apply.


Our cultural journey

By Zoe Baker-Powell

Having a positive working environment makes any organisation a happier and more productive place to work.  

Read about Firefighter A

Firefighter A

This is the story of Firefighter A. You can be Firefighter A.

Ladder climb

Try before you apply days

Want to know what it really takes to be a modern, ambitious firefighter for Avon Fire and Rescue Service?


Making a stand against mental health

Being a firefighter is a unique, varying and stimulating role, but it also comes with challenges.