Information for employers about on-call firefighting | Oxfordshire County Council

Information for employers about on-call firefighting

Can your business help support Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service?

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Daytime (9am – 5pm) is the most difficult time for us to find on-call firefighters and we’re grateful for our partnerships with local businesses that help us at this time.

If your business is based within five minutes of a fire station, could you give permission for staff to be on-call firefighters? 

Read our advice for employers (pdf format, 2MB) to find out more about staff becoming on-call firefighters, and contact us with any questions you have.

Working the next day

It is very rare for a firefighter to attend an emergency for more than a few hours and not be able to work the next day. Extended periods of physical work increase the likelihood of accidents, and incidents will have firefighters rotated to respond.

Last reviewed
11 July 2017
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