New Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue recruits are ready to save lives

New recruits: Grantham firefighter Chris Stafford is pictured fifth from right, and Brant Broughton recruit Neil Bloomfield second from left.

New recruits: Grantham firefighter Chris Stafford is pictured fifth from right, and Brant Broughton recruit Neil Bloomfield second from left.

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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 – including one at Grantham and another at Brant Broughton.

Chris Stafford will be stationed at Grantham and Neil Bloomfield at Brant Broughton.

Recognised at a passing out parade at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s headquarters in Lincoln on Sunday, the newly-qualified firefighters showcased their new skills and techniques by undertaking a practice drill before being presented with their certificates.

Deputy chief fire officer Mick Green said: “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 starting on June 14.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is recruiting for on-call firefighters across the county. To find out more call 0800 3580 204 or visit www.lincoln
shire.gov.uk/lfr