My name is Kirsty Nelmes and I’m a firefighter on Bedminster Green Watch. I joined Avon Fire & Rescue Service in January 2022 and have loved every minute so far.
Our virtual discovery workshops have proven to be very useful for potential applicants who would like to learn more about the role of a Firefighter.
When joining the Service, you realise the role is so much more than responding to incidents, take a look at the most recent activity our stations have been involved with alongside our risk reduction team
We know that the 30KG 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 30…
If you score sufficiently at shortlisting then you will be invited to complete the fitness and strength tests and speed interviews.
You will be notified via email around the 23rd of June 2021 so please ensure that you are regularly…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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. You will be able to book the date and time slot for your interview on…
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.
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.
Before joining Avon Fire and Rescue Service, Gregory Streete was a basketball player for the Bristol Flyers, a coach and youth worker.
He has also represented GB in basketball at in various age groups including under 16, 18 and 20. …
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.
By Zoe Baker-Powell
Having a positive working environment makes any organisation a happier and more productive place to work.
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…
Being a firefighter is a unique, varying and stimulating role, but it also comes with challenges.
By Sarah Collins
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.
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