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All jobs > Avon Fire and Rescue > Retained (Part-time) Firefighter > Retained Firefighter

Avon Fire and Rescue

What is a firefighter on the retained duty system?

A firefighter on the Retained Duty System provides an on call part-time service, responding to fire and emergency calls using the same appliances and equipment as Wholetime firefighters. The difference is that Retained firefighters are on call in their homes or work places rather than at a fire station. This role offers flexible working hours and could suit people with childcare responsibilities.

As a Retained firefighter you would need to live or work within five minutes travelling distance of your local retained fire station during your hours of declared availability. Retained firefighters can choose whether to provide part cover (days, nights, weekends), or full cover (approx 24/7).

Being a Retained firefighter is like having a part-time job ?? you have to commit to certain hours and you get paid for it. Find out more about becoming a firefighter in the 'is it for me?' section where AF&RS staff (Wholetime and Retained) tell you about their impressions of the job.

When can I apply?

You can express an interest at any time by downloading and completing the necessary forms, or by calling in to your local station.

To apply, you must:

  • be 18 years of age by the time your training starts
  • be fit enough to pass the physical selection tests and medical examination
  • live or work within five minutes travelling distance of your local retained fire station.

Before applying it is important to consider your current occupation (your primary employment), particularly if this involves driving duties. Please read about driving and the EC Drivers Hours and Tachograph Rules for Goods Vehicles which may apply to you. All applicants are required to complete a Driving Questionnaire as part of their intial application and this can be found on our how do I apply page.

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