The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Recruitment process will be utilising an online recruitment process, it is essential therefore that you monitor your emails to ensure you do not miss any element of the process as alternative times and dates cannot be provided.
Dates for the next recruitment process will be uploaded once we have confirmed them but the recruitment comprises a number of different stages and they can be seen below:
A series of questions, Application Form and on-line assessments
Candidates are encouraged to ensure that they have all the relevant details available when they commence completion of their application form including: Personal details, education dates and history, employment dates and history, qualification dates and history, referee name, address, telephone number and email address.
Both the series of questions and the application form will allow you to stop, edit and return to them, but once they have been submitted they cannot be retrieved.
Further to the completion of the application form you will be required to complete a series of on-line assessments. We anticipate they will take in the region of 90 minutes to complete, but you can complete them more quickly or take longer. Further to your application progressing to the next stage your on-line assessments will be verified.
Bleep Test and on-line assessments
In the event of your application progressing to the next stage, you will be invited to book onto a Bleep Test (Shuttle Run) and undertake further on-line assessments. The Bleep Test and on-line assessments will take place at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley PR7 6DH. You should report to reception 15 minutes before your appointment. To undertake the Bleep Test you will be required to wear suitable loose-fitting clothing, such as a track suit or shorts and t-shirt and suitable training shoes. You will be required to attend the Training Centre for a morning slot commencing at 9.00am or an afternoon slot commencing at 1.00pm.
Practical Assessment Day
In the event of your application progressing to the next stage, you will be invited to book onto a Practical Assessment Day; you will be required to report to reception 15 minutes before your appointment.
You must be physically fit and able to undertake strenuous physical activity. In the event of you being pregnant, on any form of medication, or recovering from illness or injury likely to impair your fitness you should consult your own doctor prior to attending the Practical Assessment Day.
The Practical Assessment Day will take place at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6DH and will comprise: Ladder Climb, Ladder Extension, Ladder Lift, Confined Space, Equipment Assembly, Equipment Carry and Casualty Evacuation tests.
To undertake the Practical Assessment Day, you will be required to wear suitable clothing which will be worn under firefighting kit, such as jogging type trousers and a t-shirt. A pair of thin and a pair of thick socks should also be brought for wearing with the fire boots.
You cannot have any valuables on your person throughout the day and therefore we suggest you leave them in your car or at home. Any valuables you bring are brought and left at your own risk.
You will need to take the complete medical assessment form and the ophthalmological assessment form which will need to be completed by an optician.
Interview and Presentation
The interview will take place at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley PR7 6DH. You should attend in smart attire; candidates already employed in a Uniformed Service are not required to wear uniform. You should report to reception 10 minutes prior to your interview slot. You should bring with you proof of identity on the day, by way of a valid passport or photographic driving licence plus your original qualification certificates and driving licence.
Your interview will comprise a presentation which you will be notified of in advance and an interview with a number of Officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service comprising a series of questions which relate to the employee specification and the information you have provided in your application form.
The medical assessments will take place at the LFRS Occupational Health Unit, Chorley Community Fire Station, West Way, Euxton, Chorley PR7 6DH. Your medical will last approximately one hour.
Measuring for Uniform
Measuring for fire kit will take place at LFRS Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3LH. Your measuring will last approximately one hour, you will need to contact: Procurement and Stores on 01772 866920.