Retained firefighters

We are currently recruiting for Retained (part-time/on-call) Duty System (RDS) firefighters.


To apply for an RDS firefighter vacancy you must:

  • Live within 4 - 5 minutes journeying time of the RDS station that is recruiting

and/or

  • Work within 4 - 5 minutes journeying time of the RDS station that is recruiting, and your employer would be willing for you to attend emergencies during your working hours

and

  • Be 18 years of age or within six months of your 18th birthday

The table (below) shows which stations are currently recruiting.

To apply for a vacancy, please contact us (preferably by email) advising the following:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your contact telephone number(s)
  • Your email address (if applicable)
  • The fire station you are applying for
  • Whether you can provide full cover (120 hours per week or more) or limited cover (less than 120 hours per week)

Once the recruitment campaign has closed you will be contacted with the details of the next stage of the recruitment process.

StationAddressPostcodeCurrently recruiting?
BrackleyOxford Road, BrackleyNN13 7GANo
BrixworthHolcot Road, BrixworthNN6 9BSYes
Burton LatimerPiggotts Lane, Burton LatimerNN15 5RFYes
DaventryStaverton Road, DaventryNN11 4HNYes
DesboroughKing Street, DesboroughNN14 2RDYes
Earls BartonHigh Street, Earls BartonNN6 0JGYes
GuilsboroughPells Close, GuilsboroughNN6 8QRYes
IrthlingboroughCollege Street, IrthlingboroughNN9 5TUYes
KetteringHeadlands, KetteringNN15 6BHYes
Long BuckbyStation Road, Long BuckbyNN6 7QBYes
MoultonMoulton Way, NorthamptonNN3 6XJYes
OundleGlapthorn Road, OundlePE8 5BBYes
RaundsLondon Road, RaundsNN9 6EHYes
RothwellTresham Street, RothwellNN14 6ESNo
RushdenWashbrook Road, RushdenNN10 6ULYes
ThrapstonHigh Street, ThrapstonNN14 4JJYes
TowcesterWatling Street, TowcesterNN12 6DEYes
WellingboroughIrthlingborough Road, WellingboroughNN8 1LTYes
Woodford HalseByfield Road, Woodford HalseNN11 3QRYes

Drill nights 

Come along and observe what is actually involved in becoming an RDS firefighter at one of our drill nights.

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