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Promoting Fire Safety

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service employs 635* members of staff who operate from 23 strategically located sites across Shropshire. The Service has four whole-time stations located in Wellington, Shrewsbury, Telford and Tweedale, 22 retained stations, Service headquarters in Shrewsbury and a training centre in Telford.

Establishment Designation Description
214* Firefighters Wholetime Duty System Firefighters and officers are included in the establishment figure. A shift pattern is worked by watch personnel.
324* Firefighters Retained Duty System Retained staff are called in when required to attend emergency incidents.
19* Control staff The control staff work shift arrangements to take emergency calls and dispatch Service resources to incidents.
78* Support service staff Non-operational staff provide a wide range of technical and specialist support.

*Employee figures as of 10 June 2008

All vacancies will be advertised in our current vacancies section. Vacancies at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service include:

  • Senior Posts are advertised occasionally
  • Wholetime Firefighters are recruited once yearly
  • Retained recruitment occurs several times a year
  • Fire Control Operator vacancies are advertised occasionally
  • Support Staff vacancies are advertised occasionally

Further information

Human Resources Department

Telephone: 01743 260 200