Lincolnshire’s newest firefighters prepare to protect the county

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s latest group of recruits has successfully completed 11 weeks of intensive training.

The group of 11 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.

During a pass-out parade, held on Sunday, September 4 at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue HQ, the newly qualified firefighters showcased their skills and techniques by rescuing casualties from a mock road traffic collision, before being presented with their certificates.

Mick Green, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Our comprehensive training course is designed to ensure that our recruits are prepared for the demands of being a modern firefighter and are able to start work at their stations 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.”

Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Fire and Rescue at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I would like to personally congratulate all of the new recruits on passing the comprehensive training programme to become a retained firefighter.

“I wish them all the very best as they embark on a new career with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue serving Lincolnshire communities.”