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What we can offer

There are so many great things we can say about working for Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Being a Firefighter Control Operator is an extremely popular and rewarding career where you will have the chance to test yourself and reach the potential you never knew you had. Everyday you will take away the satisfaction of knowing that you are genuinely making a difference to people’s lives. 


A starting salary of £22,981 as a trainee, rising to £23,938 after completing initial training and then increasing to £30,632 once fully qualified (after approximately two years).

Annual leave

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 25 days, plus an additional eight bank holiday days per year.

Training and Development

Avon Fire & Rescue Service believes passionately in offering development opportunities to all staff. Your development starts when you join us with a twelve week training school and continues with regular training throughout your career to ensure you continue to provide the excellent service our local community expects.

For those who wish to progress further, we offer clear pathways for development all the way to Group Manager and beyond.


You will automatically be enrolled into Bath and North East Somerset Local Government Pension Scheme. You can read more about the scheme on the Avon Pension Fund website.

Health and wellbeing

We believe good health and wellbeing are very important Avon Fire & Rescue Service. As an employee, you have access to our station gyms and our dedicated Health and Wellbeing advisors. We understand that the role of a Control Firefighter Operator is rewarding but demanding and at times the nature of the calls will be difficult, however you will be fully supported by your Watch. We also offer a number of support services including confidential counselling, access to the Firefighters Charity and the Fire Service Chaplin.

Staff discounts

As an employee of Avon Fire & Rescue Service you will be able to register with the Blue Light Card Scheme which offers a range of online and high street discounts only available to emergency services staff.