Taster day for women

We are encouraging more women to join us as firefighters

Being a firefighter is a role that women generally don’t consider.

Have you’ve ever thought I’d really like to do that but I’m not sure I could? Or I would really like to serve my local community? If you’ve have or if you have been thinking about finding out more about the role, but not sure if it’s for you, then a taster day is your chance to find out.

Register your interest

We aim to run regular taster days for women. If you are interested in attending, email fire.recruitment@oxfordshire.gov.uk and we will email you when we have a confirmed date.

On the day

You’ll get to meet female firefighters who will talk to you about what life as a firefighter is like for them, and answer any questions you have at an informal questions and answers session.

If you’re not sure you’re strong or fit enough you can try out our physical assessments such as ladder climbing and putting on breathing apparatus. And if you would like any advice or guidance on how you can build up your strength and fitness, our firefighters will be on hand to help.

We’ll also talk you through how the recruitment process works, how long it takes and what it’s like being a firefighter for us whether it’s whole-time or on-call. If you’re interested on becoming an on-call firefighter we can even arrange a visit to your local station so you can meet the crew.

Here’s a few quotes from past attendees

“Fantastic day, one of the best starting points if you are considering a fire fighter career. Everyone is so welcoming, informative and accommodating” - Amy

“I was so nervous but as soon as I met the team today they made me feel relaxed and were so supportive”- Fiona

“I felt motivated to complete all challenges at my own pace, no pressure and fully supported by the whole team. Gives an insight into what becoming part of the fire service family would be like” - Kate

Find out more information on becoming an on-call firefighter.