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From the perspective of a firefighter – Incident response and rope rescue

Firefighters take part in a variety of different activities when responding to incidents or during training. Two basic but crucial skills include the ladder climb and crawling through a confined space.

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Application Form - Shortlisting

If you are working your way through the application process, there will be a short delay from 19th December until 14th January where you will not hear from us. 

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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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Practice ability tests available to applicants

On Tuesday 4 December, we will reach stage three of the application process where applicants will be required to complete the online ability tests. 

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Modern Firefighting - Heavy Rescue and RTC

By Gareth Lloyd, Station Manager and UKRO Education Lead for Extrication

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Application Form – Values

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

Application form - Dos and Don'ts

With the first stage of wholetime applications now closed, you should begin to think about the next steps of the application process.

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My Story: Helen Rogers

Before joining Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Helen was a clinical hypnotherapist for 10 years but wanted a job where she could put her work and life experience to good use.

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Modern Firefighting – Animal Rescue

By Dave Matthews, Technical Services Watch Manager

As the role of a firefighter changes, so does the variety of incidents we respond to. Now, it is not just people that we will be called to help.

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Recruitment is open

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has opened wholetime applications, searching for the brightest and best firefighters to join the Service.

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