Working for Cumbria Fire Service


About Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Last year the Government made the decision to create two brand new councils and a  Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) for Cumbria - Cumbria FRS, Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council.

From 1 April 2023, the governance of Cumbria (FRS) will transfer from Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Authority to Cumbria's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

We will only be able to do this through the support of an effective management structure and workforce.

We now have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity, to shape public services for the better - building on the best and transforming services for the future.

We want to:

  • Look positively to the future and build on the best
  • Feel confident about the future
  • Embrace and understand that this change presents real opportunities

Our opportunities can range from operational firefighters through to vital support staff.