A week in the life

If you’re thinking about becoming an on-call firefighter you’re probably wondering how people fit it in and what an average week might look like.

Not only is Skelmanthorpe resident Jason an on-call firefighter, he also runs his own construction business. Between his two jobs he manages to fit in: singing in a band, mountain biking, motorcycling, walking his two dogs and spending time with his wife and two children!

How does he fit it all in you might ask? Let’s have a look at what his typical week might look like...

MONDAY

I’m working on building a front porch extension for an old neighbour of mine. I work locally most of the time which means I can be available to be on-call.

In the evening I have band practice at the fire station, which is convenient if we do get called out on a job!

TUESDAY

We can be called out to emergencies at any time (when we are available) and are alerted to emergency calls by a pager.

My pager goes off whilst I’m laying bricks, I chuck my tools in my van and head to the station.

The job is a chimney fire just up the road. We’re finished at the job pretty quickly and head back to station.

Most Tuesday evenings I try to get out mountain biking with my son.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday night is drill night.

This can be basic training such as putting up ladders or running hose or it could be more technical, such as line rescue.

THURSDAY

I’m on-call while at work in the day but often go to an indoor BMX park in Leeds with my son on a Thursday evening.

FRIDAY

I spend most of my Fridays working on my house and going out walking with my two dogs.

SATURDAY

Family day.

There’s plenty of flexibility in my role to allow me to spend time with my family.

SUNDAY

More bikes!

My son and I are real petrol heads and most weekends we love to go out and ride motorcycle trails.

MEET THE TEAM

FIND OUT MORE OUR TEAM, READ ABOUT THEIR
DAILY ROUTINES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF WORK

MEET THE TEAM

Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in your community today.

We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the application process stages for on-call firefighters here.

 

APPLY NOW!


If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us