Information for employers about on-call firefighting

Can your business help support Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service?

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? 

To find out more about staff becoming on-call firefighters please 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.