Eleven new on-call firefighters heading to posts across Norfolk

Eleven new on-call firefighters heading to posts across Norfolk

Norfolk's newest on-call firefighters have completed their training and will report for duty for the first time next week.

After today’s passing out parade the new recruits will be heading to stations across Norfolk including Thetford, Hunstanton, West Walton and Great Yarmouth.

The new team have a range of ‘day-jobs’, and include a business manager, high rope instructor, life guard and detention officer.

Over the last two weeks, the new firefighters have been through a rigorous practical and written training plan to learn the key core skills of the job which include dealing with fires, road traffic collisions and water rescues.

During the course the fire fighters have demonstrated their new skills by carrying out mock scenarios including a road traffic collision, building fire and rescues from height.

Chief Fire Officer Stuart Ruff said: “It’s great to see the hard work and commitment from another very strong team of new recruits. I know they are all very keen to put their new skills into action and will make an excellent addition to the lifesaving work of crews across the county.”

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is continuing to recruit for on-call staff. They work part-time and provide vital cover to keep Norfolk's rural communities safe. For more details about those positions visit the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service website.

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