Apply to be a wholetime firefighter

Key dates

Online registration       

  • Opens: 12pm Monday 1 August 2022
  • Closes: Monday 15 August 2022

Situational judgement test        

  • Opens: Monday 22 August
  • Closes: Tuesday 30 August

FRS ability tests              

  • Opens: Thursday 1 September
  • Closes: Monday 12 September

Full application form    

  • Opens: Tuesday 13 September
  • Closes: Monday 26 September

Job related tests (physical and practical)            

W/C Monday 10 October

Swimming assessment and Chester Step Test

Sunday 23 October


Tuesday 1 November - Monday 7 November

Medicals and pre-employment checks 

W/C Monday 28 November (over a three-week period)

10-week initial training course

February 2023.

We reserve the right to change or make any additions necessary to the recruitment process during this period.