Our On-Call Firefighters are members of the community who are paid to respond to a variety of emergencies. They face all kinds of challenges from floods to road traffic collisions; they also inform our community about fire safety and prevention. They are notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty.
You must be aged 18 at the start of the training course.
• Attend the training night on station on the allocated night each week?
• Provide on-call availability between 60-120 hours per week* and be able to reach the station within the specified response time (usually 5 minutes)?
* Typically, we are looking for people that can offer daytime midweek availability.
There are 3 training courses per year (subject to candidate numbers). All trainees must attend the full course.
Some of our On-Call Firefighters are in full-time employment with agreement from their employers to leave to attend an emergency call. If you are employed, you must have the permission of your employer to be an On-Call Firefighter - even if you are not responding to fire calls whilst at work.
Melbourne Fire Station is an On-Call station, predominantly responding to incidents in and around Melbourne as well as the surrounding areas. Melbourne has 1 fire engine and is staffed by 1 Watch Manager, 2 Crew Managers and up to 12 Firefighters.
Due to the sensitive nature of the duties that the postholder will be expected to undertake, a basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be sought for successful applicants.
We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.
Further information is also available on our website here. If you have any queries please call the recruitment line on 01773 305441.