Working For LFRS
Of course, putting fires out is an important part of our work – but that’s just one of the things we do. We’re here to respond to a whole range of emergencies, from floods, to car crashes, chemical leaks to terrorist attacks and we’re also passionate about helping people to prevent fires and other emergencies happening in the first place – that’s why we invest so heavily in community safety and protection work, from education programmes to enforcing fire safety legislation. All of which involves working with our communities – talking, consulting and advising – as well as closely working with a range of organisations who are all seeking to make Lancashire a safer place to live, work and visit.
With such a varied and demanding remit, we need to employ a varied and energetic workforce – one that is highly skilled and motivated, with people from all backgrounds who will carry out a wide range of duties but working as one team dedicated to making our communities safer.
Wholetime Firefighters – work a range of duty systems on a full-time basis providing emergency response and working with communities on prevention and protection activities.
Retained Firefighters – Retained firefighters are professional firefighters trained by Lancashire Fire and Rescue but working on a part time basis. Rather than being based at a fire station, retained firefighters provide on call cover from home or their work place. They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must live or work within 5 minutes or in some instances 7 minutes travel time from the station. They may also provide a range of fire prevention services-from carrying out home fire safety checks to attending community events.
Community Fire Safety Practitioners – work within our communities to develop and deliver community safety programmes and activity, designed to prevent fires and other emergencies happening in the first place.
Support Staff – provide a range of supporting services to help the organisation function effectively and achieve its objectives.