Firefighter recruitment


To become a West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) firefighter you must:

• be at least 18 years old at the time you apply
• live in the area covered by WMFS (please note that postcode and proof of address will be required).

We’re actively encouraging applications from female candidates and from members of the West Midlands’ black, Asian and ethnic minority communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible. But the process is, of course, open to all. You can read more about this in our positive action section.

For more details about recruitment, please view the Role of a Firefighter webpage, or contact our Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality Team by e-mailing

Please remember that we’re only accepting applications from people who live in our service delivery area: