Become a wholetime firefighter

Please call: 01487 830298 to book a space on an information event!

It takes many kinds of people, in many different roles around the county, to keep our Service functioning well.

Our current vacancies are listed on the dedicated Vacancies page

We employ around 280 wholetime firefighters, around 370 firefighters on the on call duty system, 30 firefighters (control) who answer 999 calls and mobilise our fire crews, and over 125 support staff who work in a whole variety of roles supporting the frontline, from vehicle technicians and project managers to HR advisers, administrators and accountants.

There are many job opportunities within Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and you can enjoy a career with us, helping to keep people safe from fire, even if you don't want to be a firefighter.

Use the menu on the left to find out more about both operational and non-operational roles.

Questions About Recruitment

Many of the questions you may have about the application and recruitment processes for firefighters can be found in the Wholetime and On-call sections. Additionally, we often direct people to UK Fire Service Resources for further information. We do not endorse any third-party products or services, however you may find this unofficial external website a useful resource.

Equality and Inclusion

Equality and inclusion are important to us, which is why we have produced a Diversity and Equality Statement.  This is included in all vacancy application packs, but you can also download it here:

Photo of female control operator taking a 999 call Photo of a firefighter helping two other firefighters secure their breathing apparatus masks Photo of a female community safety officer showing a male resident a home fire safety leaflet Photo of a male equipment technician testing a piece of equipment in the workshop