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Service Careers

In this section you can find out about the different types of jobs and careers within the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), please follow the links below for further information.

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View a series of videos about the recruitment process

CFRS is committed to provide equality of opportunity to our applicants and employees. 

If you would like information regarding pensions, please visit the Firefighter's Pension Scheme webpage.

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 and road safety prevention and education. When an emergency does occur our firefighters are fully trained and equipped to deal with a range of emergencies.
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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.
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Non-uniformed positions provide a vital support role in a variety of different functions such as mechanics, technicians, administrative staff, managers and driving instructors. View the Service Support page for more information.
Support roles are advertised on the main Cornwall Council careers page
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The Critical Control Centre handles over 13,000 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.
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