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Our vision

Our vision is to make Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas in England in which to live, work and travel.

Here, you can find out more about our people who are working to deliver this vision. There is also information on the career and job opportunities we offer and you can view and start your application process for our current vacancies.

Current vacancies


Operational Group Commander Development Centre

We have an excellent opportunity for competent operational Station Commanders who are looking to progress their career to become an operational Group Commander.

Closing Date:
13 February 2023 at 9am

On-Call Firefighters

We are recruiting for individuals to join as On-Call Firefighters.

An On-Call Firefighter is someone who provides a range of fire and rescue service roles; these range from emergency calls, working at open days, carrying out work with their local communities and acting as an ambassador for the fire service.

Closing Date:

Support Services

Learning & Development Administrator Apprentice

Earn while you learn! Join our apprenticeship programme as our new Learning & Development Administrator Apprentice.

Closing Date:
19 February 2023

Upcoming events

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On-Call Awareness Evening – 15 February 2023

Find out more about becoming an On-Call Firefighter.

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15 February 2023

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7pm – 8.30pm

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Fire Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake, Aylesbury HP20 1BD

In person event

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On-Call Firefighter ‘have a go’ evening event – 20 February 2023

Learn more about becoming an On-Call Firefighter and how to pass our role related tests.

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20 February 2023

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7pm – 9pm

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Thinking of applying for an On-Call role?

Enter your postcode to find the closest fire station to you for your “immediate response” (enabling your appliance to be fully crewed and leaving the station within 10 minutes of you being alerted), and what the drive time in normal road speed conditions would be.

On call map showing circular 6, 8, and 10 minute response zones between Princes Risborough Firestation and Great Hampden Firestation

Learn more about our service

Use the links below to learn more about what drives us as a Public Service.

Related FAQs

Common questions answered

What is the fitness test for Wholetime Firefighters?

As part of our Wholetime Firefighters fitness tests you will be required to complete the Bleep Test to a level 8.6, as well as the completion of 3 strength tests. These include Equipment Grip and Carry (testing aerobic endurance and grip), Ladder Haul-Aloft (testing upper body strength) and a Push-Pull test. If you are considering applying, it is advisable that you start working on your fitness and strength in advance. If you are successful at the early stages of the process, you will then be ready for the fitness test. It is also important that you maintain your fitness.

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

How do I apply to be a Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service On-Call Firefighter?

At stage two of the recruitment process you will be given a link to our online application form. This happens after you have attended one of our On-Call awareness evenings. You can sign up for an awareness evening here.

What stations are recruiting On-Call Firefighters?

You can find out which On-Call fire stations are recruiting by clicking here.