The job

The traditional view of firefighters turning out from a fire engine is only a small part of what we do.

As the demands on our fire service have changed in recent years, the expectations of our firefighters
have evolved too. So what’s involved?

Training and assessments

Community safety and prevention


Emergency response

Shift work

Serious incident handling

Initiative in emergency


Community role model

Following instructions

Physical fitness


for more details on all sections, please refer to Your
Guide to Joining WYFRS as a Firefighter booklet.


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.



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

Register your interest in becoming a West Yorkshire firefighter