With all initial training modules complete, our On-Call Firefighters will be able to perform all the core firefighting tasks at an emergency. At this stage they begin a two-year development period to become a competent Firefighter.
Within this period, they may also have the opportunity to attend further training modules such as:
- Immediate emergency care
- Tactical ventilation
- Large goods vehicle driver
- Emergency appliance driver
- Other specialist skills specific to your area of response
Qualifying an On-Call Firefighter as competent
Competency in role will be demonstrated through assignments, assessments and the completion of a Firefighter development portfolio.
Further training in specific areas and skills will be acquired throughout their firefighting career and their competency is maintained through continuous training.
On-Call Firefighters start their career by gaining the essential front-line experience and training needed to become a competent Firefighter.
Once competent, if they are seeking promotion, there are opportunities available to progress and develop. Hourly rates of pay increase on promotion.