13 July 2023
Jersey Fire and Rescue Service have launched their latest recruitment campaign,
aiming to attract both on-call and full-time firefighters to the team.
No experience is needed as full training is given but the challenging role of a firefighter means
they are looking for people who show enthusiasm for working in a team and with the
community; people with a positive, can-do, professional approach; people who recognise the
value of rules and procedures but are also innovative and can challenge appropriately.
Recruits will also need the ability to deal sensitively with members of the public in difficult and
emotional situations and the ability to deliver under pressure, often with great courage and in
Deputy Chief Fire officer Jane Philpott said, “This recruitment campaign presents an incredible
opportunity for individuals to join our firefighting team and contribute to the safety and wellbeing of our community.
"We are particularly keen to strengthen our team of on-call firefighters as they play a crucial
role in responding to emergencies in the island. This position is ideal for those who are
looking to contribute to their community on a part-time basis while maintaining other
employment. It’s extremely beneficial for employers as we train for core skills such as
teamwork, leadership, medical and trauma first responder skills – a valuable addition to any
To encourage prospective candidates to explore these roles, the service is organising two
practical taster sessions. The sessions are designed to give individuals a flavour of what it's
like to be a firefighter, offering an interactive experience that showcases the physical and
mental demands of the role.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in simulated firefighting exercises, learn
about the various aspects of the job, and engage with experienced firefighters and the
Station Commander Craig Channing, who is leading the recruitment campaign said “We invite
all individuals who possess a strong sense of community, physical fitness, and resilience to join
us at one of these taster sessions. It's an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience
and ask questions to help determine if a firefighting career is right for you.
“Upon application, you’ll need to pass a series of tests – we’re keen to show you those tests
and guide you in how to prepare for them throughout the process. Passing these tests are
important and they’re a gateway to the final job interview, everyone who passes is offered an
interview. You’ll be joining a great team, and we welcome applications from any individual
who meets the qualifying criteria.”
To find out more about the recruitment campaign, the firefighter roles available, and the
taster sessions, please visit Government of Jersey – Fire & Rescue Service.