Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for the next generation of firefighters
THE Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
have a number of firefighter posts on offer for its 2018 training course and is
seeking applications from all sectors of the community.
Applicants who are successful following the initial round of recruitment will be
asked to complete tests to assess their numeracy and literacy skills and
undertake a physical assessment involving:- ladder climb, bleep test, dummy
haul, step test and an assembly test involving firefighter equipment.
They will also be required to crawl a short distance wearing firefighter
breathing apparatus, take part in a mock casualty evacuation, carry various
items of firefighting equipment, including hoses, and complete a 50 metre
The candidates will then be invited to a formal interview with Senior Officers.
Applicants who successfully make it through the recruitment process will
undertake a 17 week training course at the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Training and Development Academy in Croxteth where they will train in all
aspects of firefighting and emergency response techniques.
Recruit firefighters will begin their career on a salary of ₤22,237, rising to
₤23,162 on completion of their training when they will pass out as firefighters
Following the course, the firefighters in development will take part in regular
competency assessments which, if passed successfully, will take their salary to
₤29,638 approximately 18 months after completion of their recruit course.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan said:- "We are delighted to be
opening our application process for the next generation of Merseyside
firefighters. Applications are open to anyone regardless of age, gender, race or
sexuality. There is no upper age limit and we welcome applications from all
sections of the community. We are passionate about our firefighter family
representing the communities we serve and we want to hear from anyone who may be
interested in the role, regardless of their background. A career as a
firefighter gives you a chance to help people in many ways, apart from just
tackling fires. Our firefighters are constantly engaging with communities across
Merseyside, carrying out fire safety checks and promoting fire safety. They also
rescue people from water, attend road traffic collisions, rescue people from
height and respond to major emergencies such as floods, chemical leaks, train
derailments, collapsed buildings and terrorist attacks. Our crews work closely
with partner agencies including:- Police, Health Services and Local Authorities, to
keep our communities safe and the new recruits can expect an exciting and varied
career full of challenges and rewards. This is an excellent time to be joining
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service as we forge ahead with our commitment to
build safer, stronger communities in Merseyside. We have a long and proud
history and we look forward to our new recruits being part of our future."
Applicants must be 17½ years old at the time of application. There is no upper
age limit or height restriction. GCSE English and Maths are required, at
grade C or above.
As a firefighter, recruits can expect to work
42 hours per week (48 hours, over 8 days). Applicants must have a driving
licence at the time of application and be residing in Merseyside by the time the
recruit course begins.
For more information, and to apply
online. Applications close at midnight, on 12
September 2017. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service reserves the right to close
the recruitment process early if a sufficient number of applications are