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AF&RS Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment Event 2020

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is encouraging people to consider a new career when it opens applications for wholetime firefighters in March 2020.

During the campaign, the Service will be encouraging applications from groups currently under-represented within its workforce, particularly women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Under the campaign slogan ‘Yes You Can’, AF&RS will be accepting applications from residents within our Service boundary area which covers Bristol and parts of BANES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Ahead of the opening of applications, AF&RS is hosting a 'try before you apply' recruitment day where you can find out everything you need to know about the process and what it takes to be a firefighter, from fitness, practical assessments and mini-conferences.

On the 1st February, the venue will open from 09:30-16:00 and to take full advantage you will need to book a ticket to one of the mini-conference events. 

You can then either browse around the market hall or take advantage of one of the many drop-in workshops:

  • Fitness Workshop
  • Practical Assessment Workshop
  • Application Workshops
  • One-to-one meetings with HR

Tickets on the day are limited, so please return any unwanted tickets as soon as possible.

To book, visit