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.

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.

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

With the first stage of wholetime applications now closed, you should begin to think about the next steps of the application process.

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.

Modern Firefighting – Animal Rescue

19 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

By Dave Matthews, Technical Services Watch Manager

As the role of a firefighter changes, so does the variety of incidents we respond to. Now, it is not just people that we will be called to help.

Recruitment is open

16 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has opened wholetime applications, searching for the brightest and best firefighters to join the Service.

By Rachel King, Firefighter and dog handler at Hicks Gate

The role of a modern firefighter has changed and Avon Fire and Rescue Service deals with an increasing number of varying incidents, one of which is Urban Search and Rescue… Read more

Modern Firefighting – Water Rescue

12 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

By Fred Le Ouedec, Water Rescue Trainer and Firefighter at Bedminster fire station

As you are probably well aware by now, the role of a firefighter does not simply focus on firefighting and community work.

Over the last decade, the role of a firefighter has changed considerably. The job offers a satisfying, exciting and varied role, with no two days being the same.

Becoming firefighter fit - Busy much?

08 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

By Louisa Roger, Marketing Manager

So I am halfway into week five and I feel exhilarated, excited and dead enthusiastic about the training still to come whereas just last week I felt exhausted and pretty stressed out about the… Read more

Rewatch -  Recruitment Q&A

07 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

With recruitment fast approaching, a panel of four staff from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service took part in a live Q&A on Facebook.

Joining the Fire Service family

06 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

By Mick Crennell, Chief Fire Officer for Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Following the success of our recent recruitment campaigns, I’m really pleased that we are recruiting again and expanding our fire service family even further… Read more

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.