The role of a firefighter is to respond to emergency situations and protect the people and environment involved. Firefighters work closely with the community to promote fire safety and ensure that public and commercial spaces meet fire safety standards. Firefighters also deal with more than just fire emergencies. As a firefighter, you’ll also respond to road traffic collisions, chemical spillages, flooding, threats associated with terrorism, and help people who are trapped.
A firefighter’s average salary starts at approximately £24,000 and increases to over £60,000 with experience. Firefighters typically work 41 to 43 hours per week during a shift pattern, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.