protector. rescuer. carer. educator. lifesaver. problem solver. team player.
Welcome to Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service careers pages.
We are extremely proud of and value the contribution of the people who work for us across the whole service. The people who day in day out are working hard to keep the community of Norfolk safe. Our Wholetime Firefighters, our retained Firefighters, all our control and support staff make Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service an amazing place to work. Look through our pages to find out more……
I wanted to be a Firefighter as I knew the role would offer variety on a day to day basis. It was also the opportunity to help people at challenging times.
What I enjoy most is the unknown. We are often called to an incident expecting it to be a certain way, only to find circumstances changing on route. We adapt very quickly to the situation in hand and use all the training we’ve been given to get the best possible outcome.
The day usually starts by checking all critical equipment is present and working correctly on the appliance. We carry out training, conduct either risk checks or familiarisation visits to local high risk properties or businesses. If there is time we carry out some physical training during the day too which is essential for maintaining a good level of fitness.
What I love about Norfolk is that the people are extremely friendly, the county itself has lots of natural beauty and due to some of its specific risks, the role of a firefighter here can be diverse and rewarding.
Firefighter, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
It is more than putting out fires and cutting people out of cars. Our firefighters influence young people, help the community, act as role models, educate people on prevention, keep people safe, protect lives and save people, animals, homes and businesses.
Having studied sports and leisure at college I was looking for a career that was both active and challenging. I knew public services was the route I wanted to take and the question was ‘Police or Fire Service?’. As soon as I finished College at 18 I applied for the fire service and was thrilled when I got a position in SYFRS, then transferring to NFRS in 2013.
My Passing out parade was one of my proudest moments, my mum and dad watching and seeing what I had achieved.
For anyone thinking of joining, it is not your average 9-5 job, every day is different and no incident is ever the same. Your day is packed with valuable training along with any incidents that may happen and you get to work with a close knit group of colleagues, all who I call my mates.
What makes this job so special is being there for people when they need us, the opportunity to learn more every day through others knowledge, the courses available to specialise and being part of a Watch.
Norfolk is an amazing place to live and work. The people are friendly, I’ve been made to feel totally at home since moving here and it offers so much to me and my family. I have a great network of friends, from being part of a local football team, gyms and work of course. I really do love the place.
Firefighter/Crew Manager, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Services