The PFA and London Fire Brigade are delighted to announce an exciting taster event, helping players explore the range of careers on offer in the fire service. The London Fire Brigade are London's fire and rescue service - one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. They are here to make London a safer city.

Footballers possess many of the desired attributes of a Firefighter. You need to be physical fit, have a good technique and ability to respond to a range of situations in a calm, constructive manner. Through training, you’ll learn how to tackle physical tasks correctly and, above all safely. Firefighters respond to a range of emergencies, from fires to floods, chemical spills to road, rail or air traffic collisions, whether in home, business or rural settings.

You’ll never be bored

Only 8% of the role is responding to fires and other incidents. A lot of your time is spent preventing emergencies through school visits, household visits and public building checks. When you do respond to an emergency, you’ll be trained to tackle it smartly and safely, never acting alone.

There are lots of career opportunities

This is a career, not just a job, and you’ll never be stuck doing the same thing day after day. Not only can you progress with promotions, but you can diversify your role and become a specialist within many areas.

Date: Wednesday 8th April 2020 

Venue: Shoreditch Fire Station, 235 Old Street, EC1V 9EY - Nearest Tube is Old Street (Northern Line)

Time: 1pm - 4pm

What you’ll do on the day?

General overview of the role of firefighter

Shift patterns, benefits and other responsibilities

Explanation of the entry requirements, interview, practical tests and selection process

Talk from Frankie Birch (former West Ham United)

Take part in a realistic drill

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To reserve a place, please send your name, current/former club and PFA number to:

If you have any questions, please contact the PFA Education team on 0161 236 0637 or via email