Can you travel to Middleton-in-Teesdale Fire Station within 5 minutes?
Candidates are advised to use an online route planner to check their response time if they are unsure. Please remember the 5 minute response is from when the pager goes off therefore you could be asleep, in the shower or cutting the grass but you still need to respond within 5 minutes. Candidates who do not live within the 5 minute response time will not be eligible to apply and their applications will not be progressed further than registration stage.
On-call firefighters carry out their duties as required, via a pager system which alerts them to attend the station when an operational call is received. You are required to provide us with hours of availability when you are able to respond to operational calls, prior to appointment, which forms part of the selection process. You will therefore be expected to maintain this availability if you are successful in being an on-call firefighter within County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.
Select this link to see if you are within a five minute radius of the station. This will take you to an interactive map where you can check your distance from the station.