yes you can

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.

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

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.

Sam Day

Family Life and Control

08 November 2019  Posted in: Control

By Sam Day

When joining Control I had only worked Monday to Friday, nine to five. I was young and very social, living for the weekend. It soon became apparent that I could no longer go out every weekend, and sometimes I felt I…

Map at Control

Memory test

30 October 2019  Posted in: Control

If you score sufficiently at the shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend the assessment centre where you will be tested on a series of technical challenges.

Nathan White

How control works

22 October 2019  Posted in: Control

By Nathan White

Hannah Cockram and control staff

What to expect from Control training school

16 October 2019  Posted in: Control

By Hannah Cockram

The 12-week training school to become a Firefighter Control Operator is a busy and intense period but one that is enjoyable and rewarding.