Wholetime

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.

My story: Liam Bamford

26 October 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Liam previously worked as a team leader for G4S Cash Solutions and became a first-time dad in the New Year. 

He had applied twice before, both of which were unsuccessful, but his sheer deamination and drive meant he eventually did… Read more

By Louisa Roger, Marketing Manager

It’s all about the base.

So it’s time to talk baselines and have a reality check. This is where I need to be compared to where I am now:

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) has teamed up with the Bristol Flyers women’s team for fitness tests as part of a recruitment campaign.

By Richard Wheeler, Red Watch Crew Manager at Avonmouth fire station

Historically fire and rescue services around the country and the world have always taken part in charity fundraising.

My Story - Stephanie Ford

12 October 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Stephanie previously worked in a legal profession and as a personal trainer. She wanted to become a firefighter to make a positive impact on her community.

Our communities are being encouraged to consider a new career this winter, as Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will open for applications in November, searching for the brightest and best wholetime firefighters to join the Service.

By Louisa Roger, Marketing Manager

By Dawn Wright, Firefighter

When I joined Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) in March 2004 I was a mum to a 10-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son.

My story: Ellesse Pearce

21 September 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Ellesse previously worked as a manager and special educational needs coordinator in a pre-school.

She joined for a new and challenging career that teaches her new skills every day.