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Thank you for your interest in joining Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, the Taster Days for our 2019 Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign are now finished.

Please continue to visit this page for updates on future recruitment campaigns.

For more information about how to become a Firefighter and the recruitment process please see the information below.

Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment

The below information pack provides you with information about the end-to-end Wholetime Firefighter recruitment process, including Firefighter salaries, Hours, DBS checks etc. You can refer back to this document at any time, to help guide you through any upcoming recruitment processes.

Download our Firefighter Recruitment Information Pack here

Taster Days

As part of the recruitment process, we hold a number of Taster Days, which gives you an opportunity to test out your physical fitness and functional skills, hear more about the end-to-end recruitment process from the GMFRS recruitment team and ask any questions you may have about the role, to GMFRS frontline Firefighters.

Download our Firefighter Taster Day Information Pack here

Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of FAQs that cover the end-to-end Firefighter recruitment process and more. However, if you have any further questions after reading this information, please contact the GMFRS Talent and Resourcing team via email on

Download our FAQ document here

Register Your Interest

To register your interest in working with us, please sign up on our expression of interest form and your details will be entered onto our Firefighter database. From this database, we will email you with further information about how to book a Taster Day and gain your eligibility for the application itself.

Please register your interest here

PLEASE NOTE: This expression of interest form IS NOT an application form for the Firefighter recruitment process, nor does completing this form result in eligibility to apply. Only those candidates that attend a GMFRS Taster Day will be eligible to apply for the role, as and when the recruitment window is live. This expression of interest form will enter your details onto our database, where we will contact people on our database to book and attend a Taster Day. Once a candidate has attended a Taster Day, they will then gain eligibility for the application.


Becoming a Firefighter in Greater Manchester

A core part of the role is to respond to emergencies and save lives. As well as fighting fires, firefighters attend other emergencies such as road, rail and air traffic accidents, chemical spills, floods, and terror attacks.

We place a firm emphasis on fire prevention, and our firefighters spend a great deal of time promoting fire safety within the community. Through our free Safe and Well checks, firefighters visit homes, assess their risk from fire, check smoke alarms, and advise people on how best to plan their escape routes in case of fire.

Firefighters carry out building inspections to make sure that local businesses are complying with fire safety regulations. They also work closely with other public services and community organisations to promote important fire and water safety advice.

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Further information

If you have any further questions about the recruitment process for the role of Firefighter at GMFRS, please contact us on, using ‘Firefighter Recruitment Query’ in the subject heading.

Working for Greater Manchester services

View all the vacancies currently available across the Greater Manchester family, including Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Volunteering and opportunities for young people

We have so many different opportunities for everyone to get involved, whether you’re looking to meet new people, develop your skills, improve your CV or build on your knowledge, you can do this all whilst volunteering for one of the largest fire and rescue services in the UK.

We also run a number of programmes, including a cadet scheme, designed to help young people reach their full potential.