West Yorkshire Fire Service Academy

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have teamed up with Forster College to transform lives

Careers in Fire & Rescue

WYFRS is working together with Forster College to give you the opportunity to prepare for joining the Fire and Rescue Service.

The Fire Service Academy will help you to improve the skills and values needed to be successful in Firefighter recruitment.

Exceptional people from all backgrounds are encouraged to join us to serve and protect communities across West Yorkshire. WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer and has a positive action strategy to continue to improve the diversity of our workforce so that we better reflect the community that we serve.

If you’re interested in other roles available at WYFRS, please visit to: https://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/careers/

We employ professionals in many areas of expertise:

  • Control Operators
  • Inspection Officers
  • On-call Firefighters
  • Station Clerks
  • Support Staff
  • Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
  • Wholetime Firefighters

We are also available to support with application forms.

For more information on the Firefighter role, and to register your interest in applying, please go to our website


We will check your Maths and English skills and help you reach the level required to become a fire fighter. We require Level 2 (GCSE) English and Maths.

You will need to be physically fit to join the fire service.

Working in the community is a big part of the role. Understanding and accepting the variety of people in the community is important.

Firefighters can experience stressful situations at work and need to know how to care for their own and each other’s mental health.

Forster College provides WYFRS recruits with Mental Health First Aid training, helping people learn compassion, understanding and how to recognise the signs.

Interview preparation can be daunting, but we can help you build your skills and confidence to help you follow your dream career.

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