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The Role

Being a firefighter is so much more than fires. You need to be a fire educator, a fire preventer, a future protector.

Key to being a London firefighter is communicating with the Londoners about fire safety and fire prevention, particularly older people, children and people whose first language isn’t English.

You will visit people in their homes to carry out fire safety visits, advise businesses and find innovative ways to make sure our key safety messages get through.

Constant practice, training in new skills, exercises and going to lectures are all essential to keeping your skills sharp as well as maintaining your physical fitness.

You need to deal calmly and professionally with emergencies like fires, road traffic collisions, chemical spills and floods, working alongside other emergency services and your colleagues to help people who are in distress.

Start your career as a firefighter at London Fire Brigade and progress in the organisation, with annual promotion rounds at every level. Or diversify the role to one of the many specialist roles in Fire Investigation, Urban Search and Rescue, Health and Safety and more.


Minimum age to apply: 17 and a half years old

Must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions

Assessment Overview

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Additional Information

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not be accepted.

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed for the successful person, which will include a basic criminal records check. The successful person will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a Disclosure Scotland Basic Disclosure will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.