Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s latest recruits were joined by our reporter Guy Owen for the afternoon where he got to see what it was like to be a firefighter in training.
The recruits had to enter a burning building and help put out the fire safely and efficiently, with some areas of the room being over 400 degrees.
Our reporter got to try on full firefighter’s uniform, use the fire hose and watch the recruits tackle the fire.
Joseph Gordon, one of the new recruits, told The Lincolnite about why he wanted to join the fire service: “It looked like a lot of fun and I wanted to do something for my community.
“It’s definitely challenging but it is a lot of fun,” he added.
The future Lincolnshire firefighters must complete 32 days worth of training at the centre in Waddington before joining a local fire station.