Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

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About Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service aims to be an equal, diverse and inclusive team, with employees from all communities.

We are responsible for delivering a fire and rescue service to the people and communities of Suffolk.

We operate from 35 stations across Suffolk, many of them shared with Suffolk Police and East of England Ambulance Service. Our stations vary in status from being staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, to being completely on-call, which means Firefighters are on-call day and night and are alerted to incidents by a pager.

The Fire Service Headquarters is based at Endeavour House in Ipswich and we currently share a combined fire control room with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. However, we are in the process of moving our fire control room back to Suffolk.

We provide a 24/7 emergency response service to deal with fires, road traffic collisions and a wide range of emergencies. Our responsibilities as an emergency service are set out in the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

There are three main strands to our emergency service role - prevention, protection, and response.

Roles with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within its workforce, ensuring equal opportunities for all. We encourage everyone, from all backgrounds, and from protected characteristic groups, to feel empowered and apply for roles within the service. There are a wide range of opportunities available, from firefighters to administration, IT, and youth education and training.

Our goal is to ensure all Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service staff feel able to bring their full selves to work every single day; and where our Suffolk communities are both represented and understood- enabling us to deliver the most highly effective service to our communities, in a well-informed manner. Reimagine the possibilities of your future career and join us to really make a difference for residents in Suffolk.

The Suffolk Women in Fire Together (SWIFT) staff network was designed to provide a platform for identifying challenges and issues that can affect women and their colleagues within the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.