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 Sarah Collins
If you score sufficiently at shortlisting then you will be invited to complete the fitness and strength tests and speed interviews.
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
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.