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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which is its pledge to …

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Proud to part of the Disability Confident scheme

What is Disability Confident? Disability Confident is a government scheme that helps employers attract, recruit …

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Proud to be a member of enei

Who are enei?  enei (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion) is the UK’s leading employer …

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Ways you can join Buckinghamshire Fire & Service

Join as a Wholetime Firefighter. Wholetime Firefighters are contracted to work in the fire service …

Firefighter Training

On-Call payment system

Our On-Call Firefighters receive a variety of payments.

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The Experience of Apprenticeships

By Station Commander John Robinson As Station Commander working with apprentices has given me tremendous …

National apprenticeship week 2022

Here’s to our Apprentices

As we get ready to welcome 18 new recruits onto our Firefighters apprenticeship scheme we …

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On-Call Firefighter commitment

Our On-Call employees are committed to responding when they are needed.

Becoming an On-Call Firefighter

Becoming an On-Call Firefighter

Our On-Call Firefighters go through a rigorous selection process.

On-Call Firefighter

What is an On-Call Firefighter?

On-Call Firefighters are professional Firefighters who usually respond from home or their primary employment.

Developing On-Call Firefighters

Developing our On-Call Firefighters

After initial training, our On-Call Firefighters complete a period of time in development.

On-Call Availability

On-Call availability – responding to incidents

Our response model can respond to emergency incidents of varying types and durations.

On-Call Firefighter

Am I eligible to become an On-Call Firefighter in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes?

Find out what our criteria is for becoming an On-Call Firefighter.

On-Call Firefighter Training

How do we train people to become one of our On-Call Firefighters?

Training is in modules that allow Firefighters to increasingly perform more of the role.

Equality, diversity and inclusion considerations for Firefighter roles

Equality, diversity and inclusion considerations for Firefighter roles

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is an equal opportunity employer.

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Being a Firefighter with us is not like any other job!

Working at BFRS can be unpredictable, exciting and rewarding.

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Employee benefits for On-Call Firefighters

There are many benefits to being an On-Call Firefighter.

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Becoming a Firefighter

How we select and train people to become one of our Wholetime Firefighters.