Jade Loomes, On-Call Firefighter at WFRS
Jade Loomes, On-Call Firefighter at WFRS

“If someone has to call the fire service out it’s a pretty bad day for them, so you’re helping somebody out when they really need it."

Jade is an on-call firefighter for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS), with an ambition the join wholetime in the future. Jade said: “I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter since I was little. I’ve got three children and I work in a nursery, so when I heard about the on-call opportunities at WFRS I thought it would be great way to get involved whilst still being flexible around the kids.

“I love keeping fit and I’ve always been physically active, so being a firefighter is a great opportunity to use my athletic abilities, I could always really see myself doing it.”

“The recruitment process was really fair the whole way through. You get given loads of information before you take any tests, and WFRS want to help you as much as possible to be the right person for them.”

When talking about the previously male-dominated industry and encouraging other women to consider a career as a firefighter, Jade commented: “Since I’ve joined WFRS, I’ve never felt like it’s male-dominated. Female firefighters can do it just as well. For any woman thinking of joining, just believe in yourself and have a go!”

“Every job I go to is completely different. Most of the time you’re going out to the worst day of someone’s life and as a firefighter, you’re there to make it better.”

This is the difference you make, working for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service needs on-call firefighters across Warwickshire. If you think you could take on this life-changing challenge, learn more and start an application today.

Published: 30th August 2022