Wholetime

Navigating the speed interview

19 February 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

By Sarah Collins

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

Being a Mum and a Firefighter

13 February 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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

06 February 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

By Zoe Baker-Powell

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

Firefighter A

04 February 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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

Person A was born into a small family in local authority housing. Their upbringing was not an unusual upbringing but life wasn’t always easy, moving home several times in inner… Read more

Try before you apply days

30 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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

24 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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

Progression and Promotion

22 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

By Sarah Collins

AF&RS investing in me

17 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

By Di Clack

Throughout 15 Years’ service, seven as a Firefighter and eight as an operational Crew Manager, I have served at a number of stations including Southmead, Temple, Kingswood & Yate.

Wholetime FAQ

09 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

As wholetime recruitment launches once again, here are some of the top frequently asked questions AF&RS receives. 

I want to know how to apply to become a Firefighter

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is encouraging people to consider a new career when it opens applications for wholetime firefighters in March 2020.

People from every community are being encouraged to consider Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) in the New Year as it begins the search for the brightest and best to join as wholetime firefighters.

Still going…

05 March 2019  Posted in: Wholetime

By Louisa Roger

By Steve Imrie, Area Manager, Duty Group Commander and Head of the Internal Improvement Team

Everyone always says that no two days are the same in the fire and rescue service – and that’s certainly true! 

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.

Application Form - Shortlisting

03 December 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

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. 

A member of the HR team will email you by the 14th January to advise if… Read more

Application Form - Personal statement

30 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

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.

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

Modern Firefighting - Heavy Rescue and RTC

28 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

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

Under the 2004 Fire and Rescue Services Act, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has the legal duty to respond to Road Traffic Collisions and other… Read more

Application Form – Values

27 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

This year, the application form and what we are looking for from applicants has slightly changed. Rather than a community focus, applicants should look at Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s values and make sure their personal statement reflects… Read more

Application form - Dos and Don'ts

23 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

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.