Firefighters sought by Avon Fire & Rescue

October 26 2018

Aspiring firefighters in Thornbury have the chance to follow their career as Avon Fire & Rescue Service is looking for new recruits.

Potential candidates can find out more information before taking practical tests with the training school early in 2019. Fully qualified firefighters earn £29,000 a year. 

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Simon Shilton said: “The remit of a firefighter in today’s world is much broader than the role played at emergencies.  We need people with different skillsets who are passionate about community safety, are committed to prevention and protection and who can act as a role model for our young people.”

He added: “It’s important the Service reflects the communities we serve, and I would encourage people from all backgrounds to find out more and apply.”

Steph Ford joined the service 6 months ago and is based at Yate fire station. She said: “I know that females have struggled in past recruitment phases with strength and fitness, but you’ve got enough time to sort that out. If you are thinking about joining and if you are serious about joining, then just put the work in.”

AF&RS will be hosting several recruitment awareness events. To find out more visit and register your interest to receive updates from the service.