How do I become a firefighter in Oxford?

Recruitment steps

  1. Step 1 – Visit or call your local station.
  2. Step 2 – Apply online.
  3. Step 3 – National firefighter online psychometric tests.
  4. Step 4 – The Chester Treadmill Fitness Test.
  5. Step 5 – The Physical assessment.
  6. Step 6 – The medical.
  7. Step 7 – Interview.
  8. Step 8 – Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) record check.

How many fire stations are there in Oxford?

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Operational area
Chief Fire Officer Rob MacDougal
Facilities and equipment
Stations 25
Engines 35

What does an on call firefighter do?

An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of fire and rescue service jobs, 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. When they get the call, they become professional firefighters.

What qualifications do I need to be a firefighter UK?

What qualifications do I need to become a firefighter? You need to have achieved 9-4 grades in GCSE maths and English language, or a level two equivalent (like a vocational qualification). You’ll need to provide your qualification certificates as part of the application process.

Do you get charged for calling out the fire brigade?

Services that provide emergency response must be free of charge. The Fire Service is funded by taxpayers and as such any duty involving response to an emergency situation and/or preservation of life is within the core duty of the Service.

What is a whole time firefighter?

As a wholetime firefighter you will be employed full time by your Service, working on a shift pattern which calls for working days, nights, evenings, weekends and public holidays. …

What is Cold Fire?

Cold Fire® is an environmentally friendly fire extinguishing agent that puts out fire faster, safer, with less water, less damage to property, and less risk to firefighters. Cold Fire cools 21 times faster than water, and works to remove heat and the fuel sources from the fire tetrahedron, preventing re-ignition.

Do firefighters sleep at the station?

Fire Station Life Firefighters often spend 24 hours at a time at the firehouse followed by 48 hours off duty. During this time they eat, sleep, shower, work and relax at the firehouse. So, they essentially live at the firehouse for approximately 1/3 of their career.