Wholetime

Read about Dan Kelly

My Story: Dan Kelly

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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.

Firefighter Tim Jones

My Story: Tim Jones

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

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. …

Speed interviews

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.

Ruth Guy

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.

Values

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.  

Read about Firefighter A

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…

TRiM

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. 

Crew Manager Rank Markings

Progression and Promotion

22 January 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

By Sarah Collins

Di Clack

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.

Firefighter

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

Louisa Roger lifting

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.

Personal statement

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. 

Heavy rescue

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…

Values

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…

Application form

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.

Helen Rogers

My Story: Helen Rogers

22 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

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.