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20 job reviews

8.1/10
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Overview of Fire Service

There are different, regional fire and rescue services (FRS) that operate across the UK. They are publicly funded.

nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services

Pay

Fire Service pays £14.20–17.40 per hour

Featured job reviews

  • 8.8/10

    Best thing

    No two days are the same

    Worst thing

    Shift work - nights

    Fire fighter, September 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Best thing

    Shift pattern. Every day is different

    Worst thing

    Poor annual pay rises

    Firefighter, August 2020

Fire Service shifts and hours

  • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    Excellent
  • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    Excellent
  • People don't get enough choice over which shifts they work

    Bad
  • Most people find it hard to change shifts

    Not great

Fire Service benefits

  • Most people get proper breaks

    Good
  • People find it easy to take sick leave

    Excellent
  • Most people find it easy to book holidays

    Good

Fire Service teams and managers

  • Most people don’t feel stressed here

    Good
  • People feel treated with respect by their managers

    Excellent
  • Most people say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    Good
  • People get enough training when they start

    Excellent
  • People think their workplace is safe

    Excellent
  • People are given support to progress here

    Excellent
  • People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    Excellent
  • People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    Bad

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