Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes almost 30 new recruits - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes almost 30 new recruits

WARWICKSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed nearly 30 new recruits.

It is the biggest intake of firefighters the service has recruited in nearly a decade.

The hunt for new recruits began in April and the service received more than 700 applications from would-be firefighters.The successful applicants were formally inducted into the service on September 1.

Chief fire officer Andy Hickmott said: “This is the first time we have recruited so many firefighters at once. They are starting a very long, but exciting journey into what I feel is a very privileged career.”




The new recruits will undertake a 12-week training course, which covers everything from breathing apparatus, road traffic collisions, hazardous materials and, of course live firefighter training.


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