Training & Probation

Once you’ve been offered a post as a firefighter, you’ll be given a contract of employment (permanently based at a fire station within West Yorkshire) and invited to join a training course.

BASIC TRAINING – OVER THREE PHASES 

1. ACQUISITION PHASE

Covers basic core skills and centres around areas including:

  • Pumps and ladders
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Casualty care / trauma
  • Road traffic collisions
  • Fire prevention

2. APPLICATION PHASE

Carried out on your allocated station as an operational firefighter:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Fire Service Operations in the Community
  • Continuous assessment during your probationary period, normally lasting 18 to 24 months

3. MAINTENANCE PHASE

Training doesn’t stop here. You are required to maintain competencies and fitness as an operational firefighter throughout your career.

 

 

SUPPORT

A team of trained and dedicated colleagues will be on hand to offer you support throughout your whole career.

Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in the West Yorkshire community today. We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the various stages of the recruitment and selection process here.

 

REGISTER INTEREST


If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us

Register your interest in becoming a West Yorkshire firefighter