10 new firefighters join Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue

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Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue have recruited 10 new firefighters after seven weeks of gruelling training including smoke-filled building missions and ‘rope rescue’ scenarios.

The new firefighters officially qualified during a passing out parade at Waddington’s state-of-the-art training facility and will join stations at Louth, Spalding, Boston and Grantham.

The training also included carrying out specialised water-based rescues and learning about the intricacies of dealing with animal rescues.

Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill presents a special award to firefighter Harry Bell for his exceptional spirit and conduct throughout the seven-week training course. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill presented the new firefighters with their certificates and he said: “These new recruits have already been serving their community as on-call firefighters.

“They have now joined the ranks of whole-time firefighters and I am confident they will continue to be of huge benefit to their new stations and communities and serve them with professionalism and expertise.

“The experience they have already gained as on-call firefighters, along with the intensive training they have been through will mean every one of them will be able to go to their new stations and hit the ground running.”