How much do Retained Firefighters get paid UK?

How much do Retained Firefighters get paid UK?

On average, an on-call (or retained) firefighter can earn from £6,000 to £8,000 a year. We offer a range of contracts between 40 and 120 hours cover a week for which you will be paid a retaining fee.

How do I become a part time firefighter UK?

To become an on-call/part-time Firefighter, you must:

  1. live or work (within 5-minutes of the Fire Station) where you could respond quickly to your local fire station during the normal working day.
  2. have a real wish to support your local community.
  3. have an enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment.

How much do firefighters make Kent?

Kent Fire and Rescue Service Salary FAQs The average salary for a Firefighter is £30,900 per year in United Kingdom, which is 5% lower than the average Kent Fire and Rescue Service salary of £32,857 per year for this job.

How many fire services are there in the UK?

45 FRAs
All fire and rescue services are overseen by fire and rescue authorities (FRAs). There are currently 45 FRAs in England (see map in Appendix A).

Do retained firefighters get a pension?

The Government has now introduced the terms of the Retained Firefighters’ Pension Settlement that will offer pension entitlement for all employees who were employed as retained firefighters between the relevant period.

Is a Retained firefighter paid?

Unlike volunteer firefighters, retained firefighters are paid. They are paid an annual “retainer fee” for being on call and receive further pay for each emergency call they respond to.

What GCSE Do you need to be a firefighter?

Qualifications. You don’t need any particular qualifications to become a firefighter, however you’ll be expected to pass English and Maths tests at a GCSE Grade C level (or equivalent).

What age do you have to be to be a retained firefighter?

You need to be 18 but there is no upper age limit and your gender doesn’t matter.

What is an on call firefighter UK?

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.

How many fire stations are there in Kent?

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Operational area
Stations 55
Engines 66
Platforms 3
Squads 10

What does KFRS do for volunteers?

Our volunteers take on a range of important roles within KFRS, including supporting our teams with tasks, such as research and organising resources, and customer-facing responsibilities. Their invaluable contributions help to ensure we deliver a high quality service to all of our customers, in a variety of situations and scenarios.

What are the different roles at Kent Fire and Rescue Service?

From support staff and customer safety to becoming a firefighter, learn about the different and varied roles available at Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Our volunteers give their time, skills and knowledge to deliver a variety of important roles within Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

How can a KFRS business safety team advisor help you?

Whether you are at home, at work, out shopping or enjoying a night out, a KFRS’s business safety team advisor or inspector is likely to have played a part in ensuring you and your family are safe.

What does a driving instructor do at Kent Fire and Rescue Service?

As a Driving Instructor at Kent Fire and Rescue Service you will play a key role in delivering a variety of theory and practical based driving courses in a wide range of modern specialised vehicles. You will train and assess driving standards and develop driver skills to enhance a safe working environment throughout the service.