Nicola Carthy



Favourite part of my job

I love that every shift is different.

Hobbies and interests

Travelling to new places and walks with my husband and dog.

Interesting Fact

I have competed in two powerlifting competitions and have deadlifted 150kg.


“Being a woman, I challenge the normal stereotype of a firefighter on a daily basis. As a female firefighter, I am treated like any other individual, which is great as I don’t want any special treatment that the men wouldn’t get. I worked hard to become a firefighter by training hard in the gym – and I think that my previous job as prison officer prepared me for dealing with the unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant shifts.”

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

Wholetime Recruitment is closed for the foreseeable future. Recruitment is likely to re-open in June/July 2020. More information to follow.