We have two types of firefighter roles- Wholetime Firefighters and On-call Firefighters.
Wholetime firefighter – this is a full time role and for the majority of these firefighters this will be their primary occupation. Wholetime firefighters are required to work days, nights, evenings, weekends and public holidays on one of three duty systems. Details of these duty systems can be found in the Wholetime Firefighter Candidate Information Pack.
On-call firefighter – this is a part-time role open to those who live and/or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station (Askern, Birley, Cudworth, Dearne, Penistone, Rossington, Stocksbridge). With the exception of training sessions and pre-arranged duties, on-call firefighters only attend their fire station when they receive an emergency call out via a pocket alerter. These firefighters often have other occupations but commit to being on-call at certain times when they are able to drop whatever they are doing and get to their fire station within 5 minutes.