Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a set of new firefighters to its ranks.
Seven individuals have joined the service and are taking part in the National Firefighter Apprenticeship Programme.
They are carrying out a series of tasks required to successfully pass a succession of acquisition training modules that are aimed at giving them the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter.
These include training sessions on hose and ladder use, breathing apparatus, hazardous materials, swift water, working at heights, prevent and protect, road traffic collisions and trauma care, accompanied by multiple assessments.
Upon completion of their training this summer, a special presentation ceremony will be held, before the firefighters are posted to a station in the county. They will then spend the next two and a half years completing an Apprenticeship Programme, where they constantly develop their knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience whilst operating within the communities of Staffordshire.
The cohort bring a vast range of experience between them with previous job roles including an RAF Regiment Gunner, a gardener, a JCB engineer and a military police officer.
Station Manager Lee Chevin from the service’s Learning and Development team said: “We are delighted to welcome these new recruits to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The course is well underway and they are making great progress so far.
“From responding to emergencies to early intervention and educating communities; they will go on to help make a safer Staffordshire.”
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about working with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service can visit the website: Careers | Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.