Information for employers
We understand that some employers may have a lot of questions before allowing an employee to be released for on-call firefighter duties.
Releasing an employee to become an on-call firefighter is an important decision.
It cannot happen without your agreement, and you need to know how it would work for you to make an informed decision and feel confident about supporting your community in this way.
Benefits for employers
Enhanced Community Reputation
Supporting your team to serve as on-call firefighters demonstrates your organization’s commitment to the community and shows corporate social responsibility. This responsible and caring approach enhances your reputation and attracts customers and clients who value community involvement.
Increased Employee Loyalty and Retention
Investing in your employees’ personal growth, wellbeing, and community engagement fosters higher morale, job satisfaction, and loyalty. They’ll take pride in being associated with an organization that encourages community service and social responsibility.
Skills Development and Transferability
Firefighting training equips on-call firefighters with valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, and problemsolving. These skills transfer seamlessly to the workplace, enhancing your employees’ capabilities in various work scenarios.
Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Having on-call firefighters in your workforce ensures a safer working environment. They are trained to handle emergencies, fire safety protocols, first aid, and evacuations, making your workplace better prepared for critical situations.
Team Building and Camaraderie
Being an on-call firefighter fosters a strong sense of teamwork
and camaraderie. This spirit extends to your regular workplace, promoting collaboration, boosting morale, and creating a positive work culture.
On-call firefighters learn to work well in a team, to think quickly, take responsibility and use their own initiative, to communicate effectively and to work calmly under pressure.
On-call firefighters are trained in emergency skills including incident command, first aid and trauma care which will assist your business on health and safety, first aid and fire related matters.
Many on-call firefighters are trained by us to drive fire engines, which includes obtaining a Large Goods Vehicle licence. They also receive Emergency Fire Appliance Driver training, similar to an advanced driving test.
We know this feels like a big step, and our team are here to discuss this opportunity and how best to make things work for you and your employee. To ask any questions or arrange a call, please contact our recruitment team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.