Firefighter recruitment drive

Firefighter recruitment drive

Published by Lisa Darvill at 12:27pm 11th May 2020. (Updated at 12:29pm 11th May 2020)

Recruitment for firefighters in North Yorkshire will open soon. 

  • Stations in Ripon and Harrogate need more wholetime crew 
  • Recruitment will open on 8th June 
  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue says it wants to encourage applications from "all parts of our communities" 

On the 8th June North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will be opening recruitment for Wholetime Firefighters.

The service says it wants to raise awareness of the role of modern day firefighters and encourage applications from all parts of the community.

When the recruitment application window opens they'll be recruiting wholetime firefighters for:

  • Day crewed fire stations (Ripon, Malton, Tadcaster, Selby and Whitby),
  • Self Roster fire stations (Northallerton and Richmond) and
  • Shift fire stations (Acomb, Huntington, York, Scarborough and Harrogate)

Details about the different types of crewing for the fire stations can be found on the service's website.

Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie said:

“We’ll soon be launching our recruitment window for wholetime firefighters again, it doesn’t get more exciting.

“The role of a modern-day firefighter is varied. Being a good firefighter isn’t about being good at fighting fires, that’s only part of it. Being a good firefighter is about being good at everything the role involves.

“Such a varied role needs a varied workforce. We welcome applications from all parts of our communities. 

“But this isn’t about varying standards of entry. Everyone goes through the same process and achieves the same minimum standards.

“Our message is simple; this is great opportunity to join a progressive and essential organisation. So, if you’ve always dreamt of becoming a firefighter or you’ve never considered it before but think it could be the job for you, we’d love to hear from you.”

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Firefighters across North Yorkshire play a crucial role in keeping us safe and feeling safe and I’m pleased we are able to add to our wholetime team. I would encourage anyone interested in joining our brilliant team of men and women to consider applying for these important roles.”

Anyone aged 18 or over can apply to become a firefighter; when the application window opens on the 8th June, but candidates must meet all requirements of the role.

You can find out more about the role at