By Louisa Roger
The YesYOUCan blog is here to keep you up to date with all recruitment activity here at Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Get some great information about life in general at a busy Fire Service and how all roles at Avon Fire contribute to the safety of our communities.
By Steve Imrie, Area Manager, Duty Group Commander and Head of the Internal Improvement Team
Everyone always says that no two days are the same in the fire and rescue service – and that’s certainly true!
Firefighters take part in a variety of different activities when responding to incidents or during training. Two basic but crucial skills include the ladder climb and crawling through a confined space.
If you are working your way through the application process, there will be a short delay from 19th December until 14th January where you will not hear from us.
A member of the HR team will email you by the 14th January to advise if… Read more
One of the key parts of the application form is your personal statement, which at just 1,500 must clearly show exactly why you would fit well with Avon Fire & Rescue Service, and what experience you would bring to the role.
On Tuesday 4 December, we will reach stage three of the application process where applicants will be required to complete the online ability tests.
By Gareth Lloyd, Station Manager and UKRO Education Lead for Extrication
Under the 2004 Fire and Rescue Services Act, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has the legal duty to respond to Road Traffic Collisions and other… Read more
This year, the application form and what we are looking for from applicants has slightly changed. Rather than a community focus, applicants should look at Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s values and make sure their personal statement reflects… Read more
With the first stage of wholetime applications now closed, you should begin to think about the next steps of the application process.
Before joining Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Helen was a clinical hypnotherapist for 10 years but wanted a job where she could put her work and life experience to good use.
By Dave Matthews, Technical Services Watch Manager
As the role of a firefighter changes, so does the variety of incidents we respond to. Now, it is not just people that we will be called to help.
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has opened wholetime applications, searching for the brightest and best firefighters to join the Service.
By Rachel King, Firefighter and dog handler at Hicks Gate
The role of a modern firefighter has changed and Avon Fire and Rescue Service deals with an increasing number of varying incidents, one of which is Urban Search and Rescue… Read more
Matt spent the last three years working on farms in Australia and applied while abroad.
Joining the Service was always something he wanted to do, so he kept an eye out for recruitment opportunities and spent time on his application.… Read more
By Fred Le Ouedec, Water Rescue Trainer and Firefighter at Bedminster fire station
As you are probably well aware by now, the role of a firefighter does not simply focus on firefighting and community work.
Over the last decade, the role of a firefighter has changed considerably. The job offers a satisfying, exciting and varied role, with no two days being the same.
By Louisa Roger, Marketing Manager
So I am halfway into week five and I feel exhilarated, excited and dead enthusiastic about the training still to come whereas just last week I felt exhausted and pretty stressed out about the… Read more
With recruitment fast approaching, a panel of four staff from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service took part in a live Q&A on Facebook.
By Mick Crennell, Chief Fire Officer for Avon Fire & Rescue Service
Following the success of our recent recruitment campaigns, I’m really pleased that we are recruiting again and expanding our fire service family even further… Read more