PFCC meets new on-call firefighters
The latest on-call firefighters were put through their paces at a training session attended by Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 17th February.
The session took place at Great Baddow Fire Station, the most recent in the county to convert from a day crewed station to an on-call fire station. Roger was joined by Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Moira Bruin and Watch Manager, Gary Dyer, where they observed the new recruits embarking on a training schedule that will see them equipped with the vital practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern-day firefighter.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “It is great to be able to come along to a fire station and watch the training our on-call firefighters do, making sure they are equipped to face the challenges ahead. They play a vital part in today’s fire and rescue service, and through their everyday lives and jobs bring a wealth of experience to the role. I want to personally thank all our firefighters for the work they do in our communities, through prevention work and by protecting people from harm, helping to make Essex safer.”
On-call firefighters all live locally to their station and balance their time between their ‘day’ jobs and providing cover as on-call firefighters throughout days, evenings and weekends.
If you are interested in becoming an on-call firefighter in Essex you can find out more here: Home – Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (essex-fire.gov.uk)