Apply to be an on-call firefighter

Pay and benefits

There are three levels of pay for on-call firefighters:

  • trainee
  • development
  • competent

Your level depends upon your training, knowledge and experience.

The current on-call firefighter pay includes:

  • a retainer fee (between £2,337 and £3,114 per annum)
  • an hourly rate (between £10.67 and £14.22)
  • a disturbance allowance (£4.10 per hour for each call-out)

As an on-call firefighter, you will get the same benefits as other employees. This includes:

  • a pension scheme
  • employee discounts
  • flexible working practices
  • excellent training
  • paid holidays
  • tax-saving schemes, such as childcare vouchers