On-call firefighters respond to local emergency incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from their home or other workplaces. They are notified by pager or mobile phone and can balance other work, study and family commitments while also protecting and supporting their local community.
Why you should become an on-call firefighter
“Joining our on-call roster means first-class training and the opportunity to play a crucial role in keeping your community safe, without compromising your current lifestyle. Becoming an on-call firefighter is a lifechanging experience and I encourage you to apply.”
- Commissioner Paul Baxter, Fire and Rescue NSW
Our on-call firefighters are trained to:
- prevent and reduce the risk of fire and potential loss to life and property
- work closely with the local community to increase fire safety awareness and promote fire prevention
- undertake all manner of rescue
- deal with hazardous material incidents
- assist other agencies with emergency medical responses and severe weather-related events.
Download the PDF information pack below to learn more.
A firefighting career is one of the most important, rewarding and well-respected careers in our community. Firefighting involves day, night and weekend work, and can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. You will be provided with resources to support your health, safety and wellbeing.
Applications are accepted from all members of the community and are assessed on merit and physical aptitude. We employ people who reflect our professionalism and values, as well as the diversity of our community.
Apply or register your interest
Enter your home postcode or suburb below to find your closest retained on-call fire station (note you must live and/or work within a reasonable distance from the station to ensure prompt response to emergency incidents).
Or call 1800 Firies (1800 347 437)
to be put through to your nearest Zone Office.
Meet our on-call firefighters
On-call Captain, Michelle
On-call Firefighter, Tony
On-call Firefighter, Desarae
On-call Firefighter, Bernie
On-call Firefighter, Lizzie
On-call Firefighter, Bob
On-call Firefighter, Sharon
On-call Firefighter, Sam
On-call Firefighter, Lauren
On-call Firefighter, Rob
On-call to Permanent Firefighter Ashley
On-call Firefighter, David