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.

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

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…

Ladder climb

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?

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

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.

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.

Firefighters in training

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…

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.