Firefighters across the county are looking for new recruits to join the on-call crew; do you think you can cut it?

Local residents are being asked to consider a career as an on-call (retained) firefighter. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 19 of Dorset’s 26 fire stations are crewed by on-call personnel who live and work nearby.

Stations that are recruiting include:

•    Beaminster
•    Bere Regis
•    Blandford
•    Cranborne
•    Dorchester
•    Ferndown
•    Gillingham
•    Hamworthy
•    Maiden Newton
•    Poole
•    Portland
•    Shaftesbury
•    Sturminster Newton
•    Swanage
•    Verwood
•    Wareham

For more information about becoming an on-call firefighter please visit or call the Employee Resourcing team on 01305 252690.

Volunteering for Dorset Fire and Rescue
Since June 2009 DFRS has been running a successful volunteer scheme. Volunteers play a vital role in increasing the capacity of DFRS’ community safety activities which will include home safety checks, events and representing the service. Supported by Community Safety Task Teams, volunteers go out into the communities which they live in and conduct fire safety checks in the home.
DFRS is always on the look out for compassionate, enthusiastic, reliable volunteers. For more information please contact Nicky Jenkins on 01305 252698 or email

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