Recruitment process for firefighters to open soon

17th September 2020

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will soon be opening up the recruitment process for firefighters.

We are looking at the types of positive action that we will be carrying out within our communities.

Anyone interested can go to our website, where they can register their interest in the role, via this link here.

I would also suggest that anyone interested makes use of the Useful Resources section of our website here, where there are a range of documents which explain the whole process.

Links are available here:

Candidate Information Pack – Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment
Candidate Information Pack – On-Call Firefighter Recruitment
Firefighter Recruitment – FAQs
Information for Online Stages of Firefighter Recruitment
Exercise & Fitness Guidance
Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQAs)
Information for Online Recruitment Stages including Practice Tests
Online Recruitment Stages – Technical System Guidance for Candidates


We also have a range of videos on YouTube that explain each of the practical tests


Equipment Carry

Ladder Climb

Casualty Evacuation

Equipment Assembly

Enclosed Space

Ladder Lift


There is also a series called what does it take to become a firefighter – this is in a number of parts.