The application process

STEP 1

THE APPLICATION

Prior to submitting an application you should check that you meet the essential requirements.  For advice on the application process get in touch with your local On-call Fire Station.

APPLICATION FORM

 

Download the form, complete all sections and return via email to on-call.recruitment@westyorksfire.gov.uk

 

 

 

STEP 2

LITERACY & NUMERACY

Qualifications

You will need to provide evidence of your Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy. If you do not hold a Level 2 qualification or cannot provide evidence of these, you will be required to complete an online test.

Click here to find a full list of the literacy and numeracy Level 2 equivalent.

Here are sample tests for you practice on.

STEP 3

PHYSICAL TESTING

If your initial application is successful you will be invited to 1 days physical testing which is held at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service headquarters in Birkenshaw.

Physical testing will comprise of:

  • Aerobic Test
  • Strength Tests

You must pass each test to move onto the next test, testing takes 1 day.

Testing will consist of:

  • Bleep Test (to achieve level 8.8)
  • Ladder Carry (Heel bar carry)
  • Vertigo Test
  • Ladder Lift/Lower Simulation
  • Fireground Fitness Test
  • Equipment Assembly Test
  • Enclosed Space Crawl

Take a look at the Fireground Fitness Test.

CFOA Role Based Fitness Test from LancashireFRS on Vimeo.

For further information on the national fitness requirements visit the CFOA website.

STEP 4

INTERVIEW

If you pass the physical tests at Step 3 you will progress to the interview stage (the date and time of which will be advised as soon as possible).

STEP 5

MEDICAL

You will be asked to:

  • Complete a health questionnaire for the Occupational Health Unit
  • Provide a signed GP consent form ­(giving permission for your GP to release your medical information in confidence)
  • Participate in drug and alcohol screening
  • Attend an Occupational Health Check at our Headquarters
  • Attend a Medical Examination and review – the Authority Medical Advisor (AMA) may refer you for further tests or seek specialist consultant advice, if necessary.
  • If you think your eyesight may be an issue then please click here for our Eyesight Requirements

If you are in any doubt about whether your eyesight will meet the standard we require, print off the eyesight standards document and see your optician

Checks and references

As a Government Agency, we must check the information you provided in your application. This includes:

  • Subject to Basic Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Check
  • Online check of your driving licence
  • You must provide details of qualifications, evidence of identity, references covering a minimum of three years’ work/academic history and five years’ address history

Should you meet all of requirements, you will be offered a post as a on-call firefighter.

Please note that in order to assist the application process in running as efficiently as possible, on occasion the steps may not follow in numerical order.

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.

 

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