Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service


Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service involves volunteers through a number of opportunities:

Community Volunteers

NIFRS is opening up a new volunteering location in the Foyle area based at Crescent Link station.  This new location will mirror the volunteering roles and duties of the existing locations at Cookstown, Downpatrick and Coleraine.

All these volunteers will support community based fire safety education operating predominately across the 4 associated Council areas to help NIFRS reduce the number of accidental house fires and therefore help reduce fire deaths and injuries.

Volunteers provide fire safety advice at community initiatives such as community events or distribute fire safety leaflets in their local communities, complementing the work of our Firefighters.

NIFRS Volunteers are welcome from all backgrounds and walks of life to support NIFRS in its work to keep people safe from the dangers of fire.

If you would like to make a difference to your community, meet new people, develop new skills and have an enjoyable experience, contact the Volunteer Coordinator , Julie Rea –

View our current volunteering roles:

Cadet Leaders

We are also recruiting volunteer Cadet Leaders (at a number of locations) to support our 5 Cadet Branches across Northern Ireland:

  • Bangor Fire Station
  • Belfast – Westland Fire Station
  • Cookstown Fire Station
  • Lisburn Fire Station
  • Newry Fire Station

The Cadet Leaders support the young people throughout their journey within the Cadets Scheme.

Being a volunteer at NIFRS has plenty of benefits. You may be looking to give something back, meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence, your time will be well spent. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Being part of a great team and meeting new people
  • Developing and improving your confidence communicating with lots of different people, cultures and backgrounds
  • Learning about fire safety and developing links with community groups
  • On-going, regular support
  • Relevant training
  • NIFRS uniform
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed



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