As well as the current fees outlined below, we are also looking at alternative remuneration packages for a more flexible working arrangement.
A retaining fee is paid for the hours of cover that an On-Call Firefighter provides and will vary depending on the amount of cover agreed.
This is a set amount that is paid each time an On-Call Firefighters responds to an emergency.
Once alerted, an On-Call Firefighter is paid at a set hourly rate for the duration of the emergency call. They are also paid at this rate for any training or additional work that they do for the Service.
|Role||Hourly Rate||Disturbance Fee|
|Trainee||£10.67||£4.10 per call|
|Development||£11.11||£4.10 per call|
|Competent||£14.22||£4.10 per call|
|On-Call Crew Commander|
|Development||£15.11||£4.10 per call|
|Competent||£15.77||£4.10 per call|
Newly recruited On-Call Firefighters start on the trainee hourly rate of pay and stay on it until they have completed all the acquisition training modules. They then progress to the development hourly rate of pay until their portfolio is completed, usually after two years. At this point they will graduate to the competent hourly rate of pay.