Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s latest group of recruits has successfully completed 32 days of intensive training.
Seventeen new on-call firefighters have completed their training at the Waddington Training Centre near Lincoln, and will now join fire crews at stations across the county, with one recruit trained on behalf of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue.
Recognised at a passing out parade at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s HQ at South Park, Lincoln last Sunday, 19 March, the newly-qualified firefighters showcased their new skills and techniques by undertaking a practice drill before being presented with their certificates.
Mick Green, deputy chief fire officer at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, commented: “Our intensive training course is designed to ensure recruits are well prepared for the demands of being a modern firefighter and are able to start work at their stations and serve their community right away.
“The course covers many topics, including: firefighter basic skills, ladder and pump drills, hydraulics, working from heights, Road Traffic Collisions, occupational first aid, legislation and health and safety.
“I’m sure they feel a sense of pride in passing this challenging course, and we are delighted to welcome them to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”
The course that the new recruits completed is just one of the four which take place each year and applications are now being taken for the course in June, starting on 14 June.
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue is recruiting for on-call firefighters across the county. To find out more call 0800 3580 204 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr