Jobs and Careers in the Fire Service
Last updated: 29/11/2013
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In this section you can find out about the different types
of jobs and careers within Cornwall
Fire and Rescue Service
Whether you are interested in becoming a wholetime firefighter or an on-call firefighter,
(control) or member of our support and non-operational staff, today's
fire and rescue service can offer you an exciting, varied and
Cornwall fire and rescue service is committed to provide
equality of opportunity to our applicants and employees. Please
help us to ensure your application is treated fairly and equally by
completing the equal opportunities section when filling in an
application. View our page on frequently asked
questions to find answers to some common questions on
recruitment and equality and diversity.
Our on-call firefighters are people who live
or work very close to their community fire station and are on
stand-by ready to respond to fire, road traffic collisions,
flooding or any other emergency situations. They also help the
community safety service with prevention and education.
Being a firefighter is not just about
jumping on a fire engine and racing to an emergency - an important
part of today's fire service is fire prevention and education. When
an emergency does occur our firefighters are fully trained and
equipped to deal with a range of emergencies.
Fire Control handles over 14,000 emergency
calls a year. Firefighters (control) are the first point of contact
for people contacting the Fire and Rescue Service in an emergency,
so it is important that they have the ability to act calmly and
efficiently whilst providing reassurance to the caller.
Non-uniformed positions provide a vital
support role in a variety of different functions such as mechanics,
technicians, administrative staff, managers and driving
instructors. Support roles are advertised on the main Cornwall Council careers
Cornwall Fire and Rescue
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