What is the difference between a retained firefighter?

Retained firefighters are employed and trained by the local fire and rescue service. … Unlike volunteer firefighters, retained firefighters are paid. They are paid an annual “retainer fee” for being on call and receive further pay for each emergency call they respond to.

What does a retained firefighter do?

Retained Firefighters are members of the community who are paid to provide an on- call service responding to emergency calls in the same way as a Wholetime Firefighters, using the same appliances and equipment. The difference is they would be ‘on call’ in their home rather than at a fire station.

How much do retained firefighters get paid?

On average, an on-call (or retained) firefighter can earn from £6,000 to £8,000 a year. We offer a range of contracts between 40 and 120 hours cover a week for which you will be paid a retaining fee.

How hard is it to become a retained firefighter?

It’s also physically demanding. Training is on-going and takes place at weekly drill nights (2.5 hours), regular multi-fire appliance exercises and not least at training weekends at the development centre.

How much do retained firefighters get paid NSW?

‘on call’ Retained Firefighters – $30.38 to $34.17 per hour, plus minimum ‘availability’ payment of $71.75 per fortnight. Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is seeking adaptable, flexible, team orientated women and men for employment as ‘on call’ Retained Firefighters in their local communities throughout NSW.

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Do retained firemen get paid?

Retained firefighters receive payment for the work they undertake. … The most common method is for a retaining fee to be paid based on the hours per week you are contracted to be on call, plus payments for responding to calls, maintaining the equipment, carrying out community fire safety work etc.

How long is retained firefighter training?

Whole-time firefighters attend training school for an initial period of 13–20 weeks, depending on the fire and rescue service they have joined. On-call firefighters now undertake the same training modules as full-time recruits, spread over a greater period of time due to full-time employment job commitments.

How many hours does a on call firefighter work?

How many hours can I work? It’s quite flexible – usually you have to be available to respond for about 40 hours a week.

How many calls do firefighters get a day?

Between those calls and the house fires, smoke calls and car accidents the department responds to 30,000 emergency calls a year, which amounts to 82 calls a day.

Is it worth being an on-call firefighter?

On-call firefighters are a crucial and highly valued asset to local services and communities. How often would I be needed? The number of incidents that an on-call firefighters attends varies between community fire stations – you could be called out only two or three times a week for an hour at a time.

Can I be a part time firefighter?

As a part-time firefighter, you work less than 40 hours per week on average. Some part-time firefighters perform firefighting duties during a specific, recurring shift, but you can also work on an on-call basis.

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