South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Contingency fire crews

The SYFR Contingency Fire Crew consists of individuals who will provide emergency response support in the event of exceptional demands on our service or to cover for periods of industrial action. There is a legal duty placed upon the Fire Authority to provide emergency cover to the public they serve and this is done within South Yorkshire via the Contingency Fire Crew.

There are two roles within our Contingency Fire Crew. These are Contingency Fire Operatives and Contingency Driver/Pump Operators.

Contingency Fire Operatives

Fire & Rescue Operatives will be required to staff fire appliances and attend emergency incidents. Training will be provided. Candidates are required to be of a good level of physical fitness which will be assessed during the recruitment process via a bleep test within which candidates are required to meet the level of 8.7.

Contingency Driver/Pump Operators

These individuals will be required drive fire appliances to emergency incidents and operate the pumps to provide water to the operatives. Training will be provided but individuals undertaking these roles will need significant prior experience and licenses for driving large vehicles. A fitness test is also required for this role.

Contractual Information

Individuals will be employed on a zero hours contract and SYFR will not be obligated to provide individuals with any hours of work.

Pay: Contingency Fire Crew members receive £13.40 per hour during any period of training or work undertaken.

Retention Fee: A £200 retention payment is made for every 4-week period of availability you provide after completing initial training. Please be aware that to receive the retention payment you must attend the relevant ongoing training.

Contract Type: You will be contracted to work only when required by the organisation. There will be no guarantee of future work – this is called a Zero Hours Contract.

Expressing Interest in a Contingency Fire Crew Role

We are currently not accepting applications for these roles. If you would like to express interest in these roles please register your interest on the link below and we will get in touch with you if and when we open for further recruitment.

Click here to register an interest.

This content was last updated on June 29th, 2021