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On-call Firefighter​

On-call Firefighters are an essential part of the emergency services network and come from all walks of life. They have often chosen a career outside of the fire service, but also wish to serve their community as a firefighter, ready to respond to emergencies, prevent fire and rescue incidents from happening and protect people and property across Mid and West Wales.​


It is impossible to predict how often you would be called out, but the average is approximately two to three times a week for a couple of hours and you need to live within 10 minutes of an On-Call Station.

If you are not available to provide cover all the time, that is not a problem, you can be paid for being on call for only part of the day or week.

Every On-call Firefighter will receive a minimum of 28 days paid leave a year, rising to 35 days after five years of continuous service.


For further information on all our vacancies, please contact the recruitment team on 01267 226832 or email any enquiry you may have to​


The option of “returning to employment” can be offered when an employee has voluntarily terminated their On Call Contract with MAWWFRS and requests a return to employment within four years of their last recorded day of duty.

This facility is only available to employees looking to return to the role of a firefighter. Although personnel who had previously held the role of a Crew or Watch Manager are eligible to apply, their return can only be to the role of a firefighter.

Please contact the Recruitment team for more information on 01267 226832 or email