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Full time or Wholetime firefighters ensure our busiest fire stations are crewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As well as responding to everything from fires to road traffic collisions, they also spend a lot of time in working in the community to provide advice and education to help prevent emergencies happening in the first place. Find out more about the job below.
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Our virtual discovery workshops have proven to be very useful for potential applicants who would like to learn more about the role of a Firefighter.
When joining the Service, you realise the role is so much more than responding to incidents, take a look at the most recent activity our stations have been involved with alongside our risk reduction team
We know that the 35KG shoulder press is one of our more challenging fitness tests so we've worked with our trainers to put together a number of exercises you can practice in your home that will help you progress towards achieving the 35
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) have committed over 12,000 hours to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) since the height of the pandemic, to support emergency service colleagues and ultimately, save lives.<
Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s (AF&RS) mission is to provide the highest standard and best value service to the community.
If you score sufficiently at shortlisting then you will be invited to complete the fitness and strength tests and speed interviews.
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.
This year, the application form and what we are looking for from applicants has slightly changed.
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.
If you are working your way through the application process, there will be a short delay where you will not hear from us.
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